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Differentiating between income-based benefits and contribution-based / "new style" benefits (JSA, ESA)

Added by Lucas Auer 10 months ago. Updated 8 months ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
Income
Start date:
12/09/2021
% Done:

100%


Description

Dear Support Team,
In my current research project, I am focussing on benefit recipients. More specifically, I would like to compare different claimant types of Jobseeker's Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance, depending on whether they claim the income-based version of these benefits or the contribution-based / "new-style" version. Is there any way to tell the two claimant types apart in the data? I came across a previous ticket (#1187) that seems related. Unfortunately, I found myself unable to differentiate between income-based and contribution-based claims using the suggested solution. The reason being, that in the income.dta files, I could identify only one value of fi_code relating to each benefit. For my purposes, however, I would expect to require two values each, or, alternatively an additional binary variable depicting whether or not a given claim was contribution-based (income-based). Any more pointers would be greatly appreciated!
Many thanks,
Lucas

#1

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 10 months ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • % Done changed from 0 to 10
  • Private changed from Yes to No

Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

We aim to respond to simple queries within 48 hours and more complex issues within 7 working days.

Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Support Team

#2

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 10 months ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Feedback
  • % Done changed from 10 to 80

Hello,

We do not collect the information that you need. You can double check by looking at the questionnaires:
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/questionnaires

Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Support Team

#3

Updated by Lucas Auer 9 months ago

Thank you very much for following up on this so quickly and for the clarification. I have since checked once more in the questionnaires myself, but to no avail. It is a shame that it is not possible to differentiate between income-based and contribution-based claims to Jobseeker's Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance in the data. But it helps knowing that this information is in fact not collected - so I no longer need to worry about simply having overlooked the desired information in the data.

Best wishes,
Lucas

#4

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 8 months ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Resolved
  • Assignee deleted (Understanding Society User Support Team)
  • % Done changed from 80 to 100

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