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Mobility Allowance

Volume 972: debated on Thursday 25 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many disabled people in the Lichfield and Tamworth constituency will benefit from his decision to extend to 64 years the age limit for mobility allowance.

I regret that there is no way of estimating how many disabled

ESTIMATED NUMBERS OF FAMILIES, EXCLUDING MARRIED COUPLES AND SINGLE PERSONS WITHOUT CHILDREN. AT VARIOUS INCOME LEVELS
Numbers living below supplementary benefit level, analysed by employment status
(Thousands)
1974197519761977
StatusFamiliesPersonsFamiliesPersonsFamiliesPersonsFamiliesPersons
Full time work60280110500170740120500
Sick[10][30][10]*[10][10]*[10][10]*[30]
Unemployed[10]60[20]80[20]70[40]180
Others[30]90[40]130[40]100[30]70
* Under 10,000 cases.
Numbers receiving supplementary benefits
(Thousands)
1974197519761977
FamiliesPersonsFamiliesPersonsFamiliesPersonsFamiliesPersons
3401,1503801,3104601,5604701,600

people in the Lichfield and Tamworth constituency are likely to receive mobility allowance as a result of the recent extension of the age limits, but the national total is expected to be about 30,000.