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Benefits (Scotland)

Volume 114: debated on Monday 6 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average waiting time for outstanding claims for social security benefits in Scotland; and what is the average waiting time by type of benefit.

The average time taken by local offices in Scotland to deal with claims to social security benefits is shown in the table. Figures are for the four weeks ending 10 March 1987.

BenefitNumber of days
Supplementary benefit4
Sickness/Invalidity benefit8
Maternity Allowance10
Retirement Pension22