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Benefit Claims

Requested on
Fri 30th May, 2014
Reference
FOI 4472
Resolution
Information provided

Question

How many 1) council tax benefit claims and 2) Housing Benefit claims have been made from self employed people in the years:

i/2010/11
ii/2011/12
iii/2012/13
iv/2013/2014

and what % does this represent of all claims for these benefits in each of the years.

Answer

We do not hold a breakdown of the information requested which would allow us to answer the questions in your request.  We can however provide the following information:

We received
139 self-employed claims in 2013 which could be for either Housing Benefit, Council Tax Support or both

168 self-employed claims in 2012 which could be for either Housing Benefit, Council Tax Support or both

147 self-employed claims in 2011 which could be for either Housing Benefit, Council Tax Support or both

Our system shows a rough annual average figure of 4,000 new claims - excluding  self-employed claims. 

There is currently 313 live self-employed claims out of a total of approx.11,100 live claims

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