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Jobseeker's Allowance: Sight Impaired

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many blind or partially sighted claimants of jobseeker's allowance are between the ages of 18 and 24 years. (291036)

[holding answer 14 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, are blind or partially sighted and are claiming jobseeker's allowance and disability living allowance.

In February 2009, there were 260 people in Great Britain aged 18 to 24 years who were blind or partially sighted and who were in receipt of jobseeker's allowance and disability living allowance.

Note:

Figure is rounded to the nearest 10.

Source:

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