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Severe Disablement Allowance

Volume 77: debated on Monday 15 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will classify refusals of severe disablement allowance to (a) men, (b) single women and (c) married women according to the following reasons: (i) over pension age, (ii) not incapable of work, (iii) failed the 80 per cent. test, (iv) failed residence and presence conditions and (v) other.

The available information as at 12 March is as follows.

MenSingle and divorced women and widowsMarried women
Over pension age11971167
Not incapable of work512
Disablement condition not satisfied16871
Other341722
TOTAL17497262
Separate information is not available on the number who failed the residence or presence conditions. These cases are included under "Other".

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many applications for severe disablement allowance have been received; and how many claims have been decided at the last date for which figures are available.

As at 12 March 18,983 claims for severe disablement allowance had been received of which 1,041 had been decided.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many (a) favourable and(b)unfavourable decisions on applications for severe disablement allowance have been made to date.

MenSingle and divorced women and widowsMarried women
Exempt from disablement condition (under 20 when incapacity arose or claim links with non-contributory invalidity pension or housewives non-contributory invalidity pension)795942
Passported to disablement condition2513269
Disablement condition satisfied516
10972327