Jobseeker's Allowance Caseload (Thousands) : Total weekly amount of benefit by Age of claimant

Time Series=FEB12

  Total Age of claimant
Unknown Age Under 18 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64
Caseload (Thousands) Caseload (Thousands) Caseload (Thousands) Caseload (Thousands) Caseload (Thousands) Caseload (Thousands) Caseload (Thousands) Caseload (Thousands) Caseload (Thousands) Caseload (Thousands)
Total 1,589.64 0.18 4.39 472.29 388.51 318.48 158.48 126.68 95.60 25.02
Total weekly amount of benefit 77.17 0.02 0.49 13.04 14.45 15.56 10.25 10.53 9.69 3.15
Nil payment
Under 20.00 12.29 - - 2.49 2.52 2.47 1.45 1.41 1.47 0.48
20.00 to under 40.00 20.85 - 0.01 6.46 3.31 3.52 2.08 2.20 2.44 0.83
40.00 to under 60.00 429.38 - 3.71 403.33 5.51 5.29 3.00 3.31 3.99 1.25
60.00 to under 80.00 843.30 - - 3.83 306.02 243.11 119.40 91.46 65.00 14.48
80.00 to under 100.00 38.78 - 0.04 12.05 7.44 7.55 4.53 3.71 2.81 0.66
100.00 to under 150.00 129.01 - 0.02 22.73 41.54 33.41 12.96 9.25 6.27 2.83
150.00 and over 9.16 - - 0.23 1.49 2.91 1.62 1.33 0.94 0.64
Unknown payment 29.70 0.15 0.11 8.14 6.25 4.67 3.18 3.49 2.99 0.71

DEFINITIONS AND CONVENTIONS: "-" Nil or Negligible; "." Not applicable; Caseload figures are rounded to the nearest ten; Some additional disclosure control has also been applied. Average amounts are shown as pounds per week and rounded to the nearest penny. Totals may not sum due to rounding.
SOURCE: DWP Information, Governance and Security, Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.
STATE PENSION AGE: The age at which women reach State Pension age is gradually increasing from 60 to 65 between April 2010 and April 2016 to November 2018. Under current legislation, State Pension age for men and women is planned to increase to: 66 between November 2018 and October 2020; 67 between 2034 and 2036; 68 between 2044 and 2046. This will introduce a small increase to the number of working age benefit recipients and a small reduction to the number of pension age recipients. Figures from May 2010 onwards reflect this change. For more information see http://statistics.dwp.gov.uk/asd/espa.pdf.
Notes:
Total weekly amount of benefit The amount of Jobseekers Allowance is affected by the introduction in April 2003 of Child Tax Credit. From that date there were no new child dependency increases awarded to JSA claimants, although existing CDIs were transitionally protected.
Age of claimant Except for some particular circumstances, young people aged 16-17 are generally excluded from receiving benefits as unemployed people.

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