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Thursday, 27th August 2015

UK: Mortality Statistics: Employment and Support Allowance, Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance

Source: Department for Work & Pensions via GOV.uk

From the Introduction:

This statistical release provides information on those who have died after claiming Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Incapacity Benefit (IB) or Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA) in Great Britain in response to a number of Freedom of Information requests. This publication supplies the exact figures asked for in those requests, as well as further commentary on the appropriate use of this information.

The figures in this release are derived from administrative data held by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the analysis only applies to working age recipients. Some of the figures supplied are derived from unpublished information and have not been quality assured to National Statistics or Official Statistics publication standard. They should therefore be treated with caution.

Any causal effect between benefits and mortality cannot be assumed from these statistics.

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