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Income-related benefits: estimates of take-up

Estimates of the take-up of the main income-related benefits by caseload and expenditure in Great Britain.

These statistics provide estimates of take-up, by caseload and expenditure, of the following income-related benefits:

  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Support and Employment and Support Allowance (income-related)
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance (income-based)
  • Pension Credit

They also provide the total and average amounts of benefit claimed and unclaimed for each of these benefits.

Find future publication dates in our statistics release calendar and other DWP statistics on the Statistics at DWP page.

Please contact irb.takeup@dwp.gsi.gov.uk with feedback and queries about the statistics.

Latest release

Previous releases

There are older releases of these statistics on the National Archives website.

Background information and guidance

These statistics are designed to give an estimate of the take-up of benefits within the entitled population. They aim to provide an indication of whether and to what extent the different benefits are taken up by different groups.

The statistics can be used to

  • increase awareness of take-up for particular benefits
  • inform government policies
  • measure the effect of take-up initiatives

Additional details of how the statistics are commonly used can be found in the usage of income-related benefits report on the National Archives website.

Published 18 June 2013
Last updated 17 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Changes in the income-related benefits: estimates of take-up 2016 to 2017: statistical notice' to the background information and guidance documents.
  2. Added latest stats for Income-related benefits: estimates of take-up for financial year 2015/16.
  3. Added 'Income-related benefits: estimates of take-up: statistical notice' to related documents.
  4. Added latest stats for Income-related benefits: estimates of take-up for financial year 2014/15.
  5. Added latest stats for Income-related benefits: estimates of take-up for financial year 2013/14.
  6. Amended the date of the next release which is now provisionally due to be published in May or June 2015. This has been changed to allow time to quality assure changes to methodology (the methods used to produce the statistics).
  7. Published details of next scheduled release for these statistics (January to February 2015).
  8. First published.