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Jobseeker's Allowance: Disabled

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many jobseeker's allowance (JSA) claimants in England and Wales who are aged 18 to 24 years and who have disabilities have been claiming JSA for 12 months or longer; (290719)

(2) how many jobseeker's allowance (JSA) claimants in England and Wales who are aged 18 to 24 years and who are blind or partially-sighted have been claiming JSA for 12 months or longer.

[holding answer 9 September 2009]: The information is not available in the format requested.

Information is available on the numbers of people who are aged between 18 and 24 years and are claiming jobseeker's allowance and disability living allowance.

In February 2009, there were 780 people in England and Wales aged 18 to 24 years with disabilities who had been claiming jobseeker's allowance and disability living allowance for 12 months or longer.

In February 2009, there were 30 people in England and Wales aged 18 to 24 years who were blind or partially-sighted and had been claiming jobseeker's allowance and disability living allowance for 12 months or longer.

Note:

Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

Source:

Department for Work and Pensions, Information Directorate, 100 per cent. sample.