§ Mr. Clappison
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average processing time is for repeat benefit claims for(a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) income support.
§ Malcolm Wicks
Information on repeat benefit claims is not collected separately. The average time taken to clear a new or repeat benefit claim to jobseeker's allowance is 9.3 days; and for income support it is 7.6 days.
Source:Validated data from the Income Support Computer System, April to July 2001