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Social Security Benefits: Applications

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 7 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications for (a) housing and (b) council tax benefit have been (i) made and (ii) processed in (A) 2007-08, (B) 2008-09 and (C) 2009-10 to date. (283453)

[holding answer 2 July 2009]: Data are not yet available for the years 2008-09 and 2009-10.

In 2007-08 1,380,865 housing benefit applications and 1,532,535 council tax benefit applications were processed by local authorities.


Quarterly Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit Administration Data.