the cost of welfare

n Total amount spent on social protection 2009/10: £18,466,000,000

n Housing benefit claimants: 413,990

n Council tax benefit claimants: 530,120

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n Jobseekers’ Allowance: 142,900

n Incapacity Benefit: 172,210

n Disability Living Allowance: 162,680

n Attendance Allowance: 125,840

n Winter fuel allowance: 760,000 households

n Child benefit: 653,645

n Pension credit: 260,150

n State pension: 900,000