Release calendar

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Benefits

Release date Status Reference period
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17/05/2017 09:30ReleasedNov 2016
16/08/2017 09:30ConfirmedFeb 2017
15/11/2017 09:30ConfirmedMay 2017

Datasets updated with this calendar

  • benefit claimants - working age client group
    Use this data set to get information on the number of working-age people who are claiming one or more key DWP benefits and to learn about the combination of benefits they are claiming. If you want information about the number of people claiming a single benefit such as incapacity benefit, use the separate single benefit data set. This data set is based on all claims (i.e. 100% processing of records) so is not subject to sampling error.
  • benefit claimants - working age clients for small areas
    A count of people who are claiming DWP working-age benefits. Use to analyse the combination of benefits people are claiming (for numbers claiming a particular benefit use the individual benefit dataset instead). Small areas (ward / SOA) only.
  • benefit claimants - employment and support allowance
    No description is available for this dataset.
  • benefit payments - incapacity benefit / severe disablement
    Use this data set to get information on people who are claiming Incapacity Benefit (IB) and/or Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA). This data set is based on all claims (i.e. 100% processing of records) so is not subject to sampling error.
  • benefit claimants - IB/SDA for small areas
    Incapacity Benefit (IB) was introduced in April 1995 and is paid to people who are incapable of work and who meet certain contribution conditions. Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA) was paid to those unable to work for 28 weeks in a row or more because of illness or disability. Since April 2001 it has not been possible to make a new claim for Severe Disablement Allowance. Use this data set only if you require data for small areas (super output areas and wards).
  • benefit payments - income support
    Income Support is intended to help people on low incomes who do not have to be available for employment. It can normally be claimed by those: aged 16 or over; not working or working under 16 hours per week (and/or with a partner working under 24 hours); not required to be available for full-time employment; and in receipt of insufficient income to meet prescribed needs. Mainly received by lone parents, the long and short-term sick, people with disabilities and other special groups.
  • benefit claimants - income support for small areas
    Income support is a non-contributory benefit paid to people who have low incomes and who are not required to be available for employment. The main types of people receiving IS are pensioners, lone parents, the long and short-term sick, people with disabilities and other special groups. Use this data set only if you require data for small areas (super output areas and wards).
  • benefit payments - job seekers allowance
    Use this data set to get information on people who are claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA). Data are available for local authority and larger areas. To get data for smaller areas (wards & super output areas) use the matching small area data set. This data set is based on all claims (i.e. 100% processing of records) so is not subject to sampling error.
  • benefit claimants - job seekers allowance for small areas
    Jobseeker's Allowance is a benefit payable to unemployed people. In general, to be entitled to claim a person must be available for work, be actively seeking work, and have entered into a Jobseeker's Agreement with Jobcentre Plus. Use this data set only if you require data for small areas (super output areas and wards).
  • benefit payments - carers allowance
    Use this data set to get information on people who are claiming Carer's Allowance (CA). Data are available for local authority and larger areas. DWP do not produce data for smaller areas (wards & super output areas) for this benefit. This data set is based on all claims (i.e. 100% processing of records) so is not subject to sampling error.
  • benefit claimants - disability living allowance by disabling condition
    No description is available for this dataset.
  • benefit claimants - disability living allowance
    Use this data set to get information on people who are claiming Disability Living Allowance (DLA). Data are available for local authority and larger areas. To get data for smaller areas (wards & super output areas) use the matching small area data set. This data set is based on all claims (i.e. 100% processing of records) so is not subject to sampling error.
  • benefit claimants - disability living allowance for small areas
    No description is available for this dataset.
  • benefit payments - pension credits
    Information on people claiming Pension Credit (PC). Data are available for local authority and larger areas. To get data for smaller areas (wards & super output areas) use the matching small area data set. Pension Credit was introduced in October 2003 and is a non-contributory, income-related benefit. This data set is based on all claims (i.e. 100% processing of records) so is not subject to sampling error.
  • benefit claimants - pension credits for small areas
    Pension Credit is an income-related benefit which helps provide a minimum guaranteed income for those aged 60 and over living in Great Britain. Use this data set only if you require data for small areas (super output areas and wards).
  • benefit claimants - state pension
    No description is available for this dataset.
  • benefit claimants - state pension for small areas
    For the majority of recipients, State Pension is a contributory benefit which is not income-related but is taxable. A small proportion of recipients receive non-contributory state pension. Use this data set only if you require data for small areas (super output areas and wards).
  • benefit claimants 5% data - working age client group
    DWP have developed the working-age client group analysis from its existing 5% samples of administrative data on the population of working age who were claiming at least one of the key benefits (Jobseeker's Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Severe Disablement Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, and Income Support). If you want information about total claimants of one specific benefit, you should obtain it from the appropriate individual benefit dataset and not from this client group dataset.
  • benefit claimants 5% data - children of working age clients
    The children dataset is based on children in families where an adult of working age claims a key benefit and either: receives an additional allowance of benefit for children or young adult dependants (i.e. those aged 16-18 and still in full-time education); or receives contribution-based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) or JSA National Insurance credits only, with children or young adult dependants recorded in the assessment; or receives Child Tax Credit (CTC).
  • benefit claimants 5% data - working age families
    The families dataset enables users to simply identify benefit units which include children. The dataset consists of adults of working age who receive additional allowances for dependent children and is a subset of claimants who appear on the working age client group dataset.
  • benefit payments 5% data - attendance allowance
    Both Attendance Allowance and Disability Living Allowance provide financial help for the care and mobility needs of disabled people. Attendance Allowance (AA) can be awarded to a disabled person with care needs who claims on or after their 65th birthday, whereas Disability Living Allowance (DLA) can be awarded to a disabled person who claims before their 65th birthday.
  • benefit payments 5% data - disability living allowance
    Both Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance provide financial help for the care and mobility needs of disabled people. Disability Living Allowance (DLA) can be awarded to a disabled person who claims before their 65th birthday, whereas Attendance Allowance (AA) can be awarded to a disabled person with care needs who claims on or after their 65th birthday.
  • benefit payments 5% data - income support
    Income support is a non-contributory benefit paid to people who have low incomes and who are not required to be available for employment. The main types of people receiving IS are pensioners, lone parents, the long and short-term sick, people with disabilities and other special groups.
  • benefit payments 5% data - IB/SDA
    Incapacity Benefit (IB) is paid to people who are incapable of work and who meet certain contribution conditions. Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA) was paid to those unable to work for 28 weeks in a row or more because of illness or disability. Since April 2001 it has not been possible to make a new SDA claim.
  • benefit payments 5% data - jobseekers allowance
    Jobseeker's Allowance is a benefit payable to unemployed people. In general, to be entitled to Jobseeker's Allowance, a person must be available for work for at least 40 hours a week, be actively seeking work, and have entered into a Jobseeker's Agreement with Jobcentre Plus.
  • benefit payments 5% data - pension credit
    Pension Credit is an income-related benefit which helps provide a minimum guaranteed income for those aged 60 and over living in Great Britain.