Jobseeker's Allowance:Written question - HL472

Q
Asked on: 19 June 2014
Department for Work and Pensions
Jobseeker's Allowance
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total annual cost of Jobseeker's Allowance for 18 to 21 year-olds in England; and what is the cost of Jobseeker's Allowance for those (1) with qualifications below Level 3, and (2) at or above Level 3.
A
Answered by: Lord Freud
Answered on: 02 July 2014

In January 2014, the latest figures available, there were 140,000 claimants aged 18 to 21 year olds in receipt of Jobseeker's Allowance in England.

In 2012/13 the Department estimates it spent around £610m on Jobseeker's Allowance for 18-21 year-olds in England.

It is not possible to split this expenditure for claimants by qualification level, as the Department does not collect this information in our administrative systems.

It is not possible to identify how many live in households with a gross income of £42,000 or more as the Department does not collect this in our administrative systems.

Grouped Questions: HL471

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