||<p /> <p /> <p>Detailed statistics on Housing Benefit since 2008 can be found at:</p><p>
</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk</a></p><p>
</p><p>This includes the number of Housing Benefit (HB) recipients who a) are living
in social or private rented accommodation b) those who are in employment and not on
a passported benefit and c) those in receipt of HB by age. </p><p> </p><p>Please note:
the economic status of all HB recipients is not available and could only be provided
at disproportionate cost. The information is only available for HB recipients whose
claim is not passported: that is for those who do not receive Income Support, Jobseeker's
Allowance (Income-Based), Employment and Support Allowance (Income-Based), or Pension
Credit (Guaranteed Credit).</p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information
required can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm"
</p><p>Housing Benefit caseload by working age / pension age split prior to 2008 can
be found in table 2c of the publication, Outturn and forecast: Autumn Statement 2013
available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2013"