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Social Security Benefits

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many adults under the age of 30 years are receiving benefits from her Department. (292012)

The information is in the following table.

Total number (expressed in thousands) of adults under 30 claiming key DWP benefits by statistical group—as at February 2009

Statistical group

Number

Jobseeker

637.82

ESA and incapacity benefit

320.42

Lone parent

319.01

Carer

39.79

Others on income related benefit

45.92

Disabled

106.75

Bereaved

0.55

Total

1,470.26

Source:

DWP Information Directorate: Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.