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Allowances (Claims)

Volume 124: debated on Friday 18 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what figures are available to indicate the length of time taken to process claims for (a) attendance allowance, including cases which go to appeal and (b) invalid care allowance in Northern Ireland.

The average times taken to process attendance allowance and invalid care allowance claims are at present 14·4 weeks and 10·5 weeks respectively.