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Attendance And Invalid Care Allowances

Volume 932: debated on Wednesday 18 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will consider widening the classification group of dependants for whom attendance allowance and invalid care allowance may be claimed.

I take it that the hon. Lady's Question refers to the condition, for the receipt of invalid care allowance (ICA), that the severely disabled person receiving attendance allowance must be a prescribed relative of the carer claiming ICA. We have always acknowledged that it is not only relatives who may care for a severely disabled

For patients put on the waiting list now the range of estimated waiting times is:

person, but in the present economic circumstances extending ICA to non-relatives is not possible.