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Mobility Allowance

Volume 181: debated on Tuesday 20 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what training medical boards have received on the effect of CM/205/88 on repeat claims of mobility allowance.

Medical board doctors have always been trained to take into account all the evidence, including the medical reports on which previous successful and unsuccessful claims have been based. Medical officers of the Department, who are required to advise adjudication officers deciding mobility allowance claims, were given further guidance in the light of the decision of the tribunal of commissioners.

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security whether adjudication officers at the mobility allowance unit have received guidance on the treatment of repeat claims in the light of CM/205/88.