Social Security Benefits: Disability

Date of Answer: 08.07.2010

Column References: 513 c440W

Member Tabling Question: McKinnell, Catherine

Topic: Social Security Benefits: Disability

Question: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are in receipt of (a) disability living allowance, (b) incapacity benefit and (c) employment and support allowance in Newcastle Upon Tyne North constituency.

Answering Department: Department for Work and Pensions

Member Answering Question: Grayling, Chris

Answer: The information is provided in the following table:

Disability living allowance, incapacity benefit/severe disablement allowance, and employment support allowance claimants in Newcastle upon Tyne North parliamentary constituency : November 2009

DLA 5,310
IB/SDA 3,670
ESA 750


1. Incapacity benefit was replaced by employment support allowance (ESA) from October 2008.
2. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10, some additional disclosure has been applied.
3. Caseload for DLA shows the number of people in receipt of an allowance, and excludes people with entitlement where the payment has been suspended, for example if they are in hospital.
4. Constituencies used are for the Westminster Parliament of May 2010.
5. IB/SDA ‘Claimants’ include people in receipt of benefit and also those who fail the contributions conditions but receive a National Insurance Credit, i.e. ‘credits only cases’.


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Question Number: 6738

Date Tabled: 05.07.2010

Date for Answer: 08.07.2010