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Disablement Benefit

Volume 24: debated on Tuesday 25 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people with less than 10 per cent. disability received disablement benefit in 1979, 1980 and 1981.

During the year ending on 30 September 1979, 125,720 gratuities were paid in respect of assessments of less than 10 per cent. I regret that similar information is not available for 1980 and 1981 and could be obtained only at disproportionate expense.Disablement pensions were in payment in lieu of gratuities, for assessments of less than 10 per cent., as follows:

30 September 19797,460
30 September 19807,530
The corresponding figure for 1981 is not yet available.