To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were receiving the (a) support element of Employment Support Allowance and (b) limited capability for work-related activity element of Universal Credit, but were not receiving the (i) Personal Independent Payment and (ii) Disability Living Allowance in the latest 12 months for which data are available.
9 March 2023
On 31st August 2022, 373,000 people in Great Britain were receiving the Support Group award of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) without receiving Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or Disability Living Allowance (DLA). 259,000 people were receiving the Limited Capability for Work-Related Activity Element (LCWRA) of Universal Credit (UC) without receiving PIP or DLA. The below table shows the figures for the end of the four most recent quarters.
People receiving ESA/UC without PIP/DLA
ESA Support Group
Sources: Benefit Combinations, Universal Credit Full Service, Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.
- This is unpublished data. It should be used with caution and may be subject to future revision;
- Data covers Great Britain only;
- The volumes above may include claimants that are subsequently given a PIP award that covers the reference date;
- The volumes may also include Scottish claimants that are claiming Scottish disability benefits (Adult Disability Payment and Child Disability Payment) instead of PIP or DLA; and
- Figures have been rounded to the nearest 1,000.