HC Deb 06 November 2001 vol 374 c190W
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.[11258]

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