Working Age Client Group (number of working-age people who are claiming one or more key DWP benefits), rates, and numbers. Out of work benefit claimants, and rates.
Key out-of-work benefits consists of the benefit stat groups (Job seeker, ESA and incapacity benefits, Lone parent, and Others on income related benefit), which therefore includes Jobseeker’s Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance, Income Support with a child under 16 and no partner, and other Income Support (including IS Disability Premium) or Pension Credit.
Data about the ‘key’ benefits for clients are merged together to create “Client Group” data, providing information about whether a client is on more than one benefit from the following list: Bereavement Benefit, Carer’s Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance (from November 2008), Incapacity Benefit/Severe Disablement Allowance, Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Pension Credit, State Pension and Widow’s Benefit. Benefits are arranged hierarchically and claimants are assigned to the topmost benefit which they receive.