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NUMBER ON HOUSING BENEFIT CONTINUES TO RISE

NUMBER ON HOUSING BENEFIT CONTINUES TO RISE (News (General))

by administrator @, Friday, February 17, 2012, 09:26

The latest national statistics on Housing Benefit caseloads produced by the Department for Work and Pensions show the number of claimants continues to push towards the five million level.

At November 2011, the total number of people receiving Housing Benefit was 4.94 million, with 5.87 million claiming Council Tax Benefit. This was up from 4.92million and 5.86million the previous month. Year on year, it was up from 4.8million and 5.8million.

In total, 3.65 million Housing Benefit recipients were aged under 65, representing almost three quarters of all Housing Benefit recipients. 68% of Housing Benefit recipients were tenants of Social Sector landlords.

Around two thirds of both Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit recipients are in receipt of a Passported Benefit.

The overall average Housing Benefit award is £86.98 per week, and for Council Tax Benefit recipients, the overall average award was £15.70 per week.

In total, 3.90 million Housing Benefit recipients were single, with almost two-thirds of these being female. Of the 1.69 million recipients with at least one child dependent, 1.15 million of these were single.

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