This Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) statistical notice advises users of 2 changes to the Income-related benefits: estimates of take-up publication.
These changes will take effect from the 2015/16 publication, due to be released on 14 September 2017.
The new methodology provides an improved measure of take-up by:
- linking Income Support, Employment and Support Allowance and Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) with DWP administrative data to obtain accurate entitlement amounts and amounts in receipt
- using a more accurate calculation to remove full-time students from the JSA entitled non-recipients
A consistent back series will be produced.