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Social Security Benefits: Inverness

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people resident in Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency there were in receipt of each type of benefit in 2008. (297821)

The available information is in the table.

Recipients of benefits in Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey parliamentary constituency by statistical group, November 2008

Number

Jobseeker

1,160

Employment and support allowance and incapacity benefits

4,210

Lone parent

770

Carer’s allowance

1,060

Others on income-related benefit

3,700

Disabled

3,230

Bereaved

210

Receiving state pension only

12,640

Total

26,970

Notes:

1. Case load figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

2. Totals may not sum due to rounding.

3. Some additional disclosure control has also been applied.

4. Case load figures for attendance allowance, carer’s allowance and disability living allowance include those cases with entitlement but where payment is currently suspended (for example, because of an extended stay in hospital or an overlapping benefit).

5. Statistical group is a hierarchical variable. A person who fits into more than one category will only appear in the top-most one for which they are eligible. For example, a claimant of disability living allowance and jobseeker’s allowance would appear in “Jobseeker”, not in “Disabled”.

6. From November 2008, the “incapacity benefits group” includes employment and support allowance. Employment and support allowance replaced incapacity benefit and income support paid on the grounds of incapacity for new claims from 27 October 2008. Prior to this, the “incapacity benefits group” referred to claimants of incapacity benefit (including credits only) or severe disablement allowance including people claiming income support on the grounds of incapacity.

7. These statistics are published at:

http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/tabtool.asp

Source:

Department for Work and Pensions Information Directorate: Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.