Dawn submitted Written Question 16 July 2015

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits

Dawn Butler:

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what statistical information his Department holds on deaths of (a) all benefit claimants, (b) all such claimants after losing their entitlement and (c) claimants who had lost their entitlement to disability living allowance.

Justin Tomlinson - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People):

Under the Social Security (Notification of Deaths) Regulations 2012 and s125 of Social Security Administration Act 1992 date of death is provided to the Department for all registered deaths. Additionally next of kin also provide information on the date of death of an individual. This information is not routinely compiled or published.

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