Employment and Support Allowance: Lone Parents:Written question - 279148

Asked on: 18 July 2019
Department for Work and Pensions
Employment and Support Allowance: Lone Parents
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many single parents with dependent children are in receipt of severe disability premium in their income-related employment and support allowance.
Answered by: Justin Tomlinson
Answered on: 26 July 2019

In November 2018 there were 506,000 live cases of income-related Employment and Support Allowance where the claimant was in receipt of Severe Disability Premium (SDP). Of these, 59,000 were in receipt of SDP and identified to be a lone parent.

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