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This dataset contains annual official statistics on the numbers of children living in Great Britain households where at least one parent or guardian claimed one or more of the following out-of-work benefits: Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Employment and Support Allowance, Incapacity Benefit/Severe Disablement Allowance or Pension Credit at 31st May each year. A claimant may be in receipt of a combination of the above benefits. There may be considerable overlap in the breakdown by benefit type, as for example, a claimant of Income Support may also be claiming Incapacity Benefit alongside. The data captures children once, irrespective of the combination of benefits being claimed by parents or guardians. Universal Credit (UC) has been included in these statistics for the first time in 2017. Universal Credit claimants cannot claim any other out-of-work benefit.

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Created 4 years ago, updated 3 years ago