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Northern Ireland Benefits Statistics Summary 

Stormont Executive press release - Department for Social Development

The Northern Ireland Benefit Statistics Summary is produced each quarter by the Analytical Services Unit (ASU) of the Department for Social Development.

The Summary provides an up to date and concise overview of the main benefits administered by the Social Security Agency.

Key findings include:

- At August 2013 the number of Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants was 60,930 and the number of Jobseeker’s Allowance recipients was 57,120.

- At August 2013 the number of Employment and Support Allowance claimants was 81,340 and the number of Employment and Support Allowance recipients was 77,610.

- At September 2013 the number of Incapacity Benefit claimants was 21,250 and the number of Incapacity Benefit recipients was 13,680.

- At September 2013 the number of Severe Disablement Allowance claimants was 9,550 and the number of Severe Disablement Allowance recipients was 9,330.

- At August 2013 there were 53,570 claimants of Income Support.

- At August 2013 there were 262,980 people of working age claiming a key benefit. 

- At September 2013 the number of State Pension claimants was 302,190.

- At August 2013 there were 91,850 claimants and 113,480 beneficiaries of Pension Credit. 

- At August 2013 there were 307,750 people over state pension age claiming a key benefit. 

- At August 2013 the number of Disability Living Allowance recipients was 194,580.

- At August 2013 the number of Attendance Allowance recipients was 53,660.

- At August 2013 the number of Carer’s Allowance claimants was 63,820.

Notes to editors:

1 The Northern Ireland Benefits Statistics Summary provides an up to date and concise overview of the main benefits administered by the Social Security Agency. 

2 The summary is based on data at August/September 2013. Statistics are based on 100% samples of information.

3 The publication is produced quarterly, at February, May, August and November each year. 

4 Previous publications are available from the Department’s website at http://www.dsdni.gov.uk/index/stats_and_research/stats-publications/stats-benefit-publications/summary_statistics_bulletin.htm 
5 Further enquiries should be addressed to:

DSD Analytical Services Unit 
Level 4, James House 
2 – 4 Cromac Avenue 
Gasworks Business Park 
Ormeau Road 
Belfast 
BT7 2JA
Tel: 028 90819942; Fax: 028 90819961; Email: asu@dsdni.gov.uk

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