To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many hardship payments were made to sanctioned jobseeker's allowance claimants in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
21 January 2015
The total number of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) hardship awards made in each month from April 2011 to March 2012 (the latest available published data) is shown in the table below.
Number of hardship awards in each month 2011-12, Great Britain
No. of awards
The numbers of JSA Hardship Awards were collated from aggregate DWP MISP Management Information. This data is a combination of system and clerically sourced Management Information. It is not considered 100% reliable and may contain duplicates. Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 1,000.