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Jobseeker’s Allowance

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 30 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate her Department has made of the expected additional on-flows onto jobseeker's allowance owing to the (a) introduction of the employment and support allowance and (b) winding up of the income support scheme in each quarter in (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11. (277220)

[holding answer 1 June 2009]: Information about the estimated additional on-flows to jobseeker’s allowance as a result of employment and support allowance replacing incapacity benefit for new claims from October 2008 is in the following table.

Estimated on-flows to jobseeker's allowance

Number

May 2009

3,000

August 2009

3,000

November 2009

2,000

February 2010

3,000

May 2010

3,000

August 2010.

3,000

November 2010

3,000

February 2011

3,000

Note:

Figures are rounded to the nearest 1,000.

There are currently no plans to move any groups off Income Support in the quarters referred to other than lone parents with older children.