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Attendance Allowance

Volume 227: debated on Wednesday 23 June 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many attendance allowance claims have been refused, broken down by the reasons for refusal, in each month since May 1992 at each disability benefit centre and for the country as a whole.

The administration of attendance allowance is a matter for Mr. Michael Bichard, the chief executive of the Benefits Agency. He will write to the hon. Member and a copy will be placed in the Library.

Letter from Michael Bichard to Mr. Paul Flynn, dated 22 June 1993:

As Chief Executive of the Benefits Agency it is my responsibility to answer questions about relevant operational matters. I am therefore replying to the points raised in your recent Parliamentary Question to the Secretary of State for Social Security asking how many attendance allowance claims have been refused, broken down by the reasons for refusal, in each month since May 1992 at each disability benefit centre and for the country as a whole.
The information you requested is shown in the attached appendix.
I hope you find this reply helpful. A copy will appear in the Official Report and a copy will also be placed in the Library.

Appendix Refusals for claims to attendance allowance by month and by disability benefit centre May 1992

Medical

Others

Total

Edinburgh2970297
Newcastle5920592
Leeds6530653
Manchester6480648
Bootle3730373
Birmingham1,46201,462
Bristol3160316
Cardiff1470147
Wembley1,39311,394
Sutton5841585
Glasgow
TOTALS6,46526,467

June 1992

Medical

Others

Total

Edinburgh1,26101,261
Newcastle4230423
Leeds4490449
Manchester5600560
Bootle3420342
Birmingham1,18901,189
Bristol3110311
Cardiff5900590
Wembley1,03411,035
Sutton7980798
Glasgow
TOTALS6,95716,958

July 1992

Medical

Others

Total

Edinburgh7960796
Newcastle5321533
Leeds5260526
Manchester9000900
Bootle5860586
Birmingham9610961
Bristol5660566
Cardiff2,40602,406
Wembley8010801
Sutton1,32001,320
Glasgow
TOTALS9,39419,395

August 1992

Medical

Others

Total

Edinburgh6220622
Newcastle5650565
Leeds6600660
Manchester1,10601,106
Bootle4680468
Birmingham1,38801,388
Bristol5390539
Cardiff1,37201,372
Wembley4460446
Sutton1,02921,031
Glasgow
TOTALS8,19528,197

September 1992

Medical

Others

Total

Edinburgh1,90501,905
Newcastle9220922
Leeds1,07011,071
Manchester1,23011,231
Bootle9590959
Birmingham2,67412,675
Bristol7910791
Cardiff1,33801,338
Wembley1,21911,220
Sutton2,28802,288
Glasgow
TOTALS14,396414,400

October 1992

Medical

Others

Total

Edinburgh3,19403,194
Newcastle6890689
Leeds1,16301,163
Manchester1,11031,113
Bootle9120912
Birmingham3,52723,529
Bristol8845889
Cardiff1,08601,086
Wembley1,54421,546
Sutton1,40511,406
Glasgow
TOTALS15,5141315,527

November 1992

Medical

Others

Total

Edinburgh1,83601,836
Newcastle6660666
Leeds8282830
Manchester1,01831,021
Bootle7180718
Birmingham1,70921,711
Bristol4235428
Cardiff5540554
Wembley9454949
Sutton7190719
Glasgow
TOTALS9,416169,432

December 1992

Medical

Others

Total

Edinburgh1,17501,175
Newcastle5242526
Leeds7720772
Manchester5574561
Bootle4301431
Birmingham1,43511,436
Bristol4421443
Cardiff7920792
Wembley6571658
Sutton7601761
Glasgow
TOTALS7,544117,555

January 1993

Medical

Others

Total

Edinburgh1,44101,441
Newcastle4641465
Leeds1,11401,114
Manchester9662968
Bootle7470747
Birmingham2,17312,174
Bristol5830584
Cardiff1,04301,043
Wembley7600760
Sutton1,58411,585
Glasgow
TOTALS10,875510,880

February 1993

Medical

Others

Total

Edinburgh1,27901,279
Newcastle5161517
Leeds1,09311,094
Manchester1,15501,155
Bootle7260726
Birmingham1,45201,452
Bristol5511552
Cardiff9030903
Wembley6951695
Sutton1,84001,840
Glasgow
TOTALS10,210410,214

March 1993

Medical

Others

Total

Edinburgh7580758
Newcastle6430643
Leeds1,53371,540

Medical

Others

Total

Manchester1,61211,613
Bootle9230923
Birmingham2,17332,176
Bristol8630863
Cardiff1,30601,306
Wembley1,32831,331
Sutton2,27442,278
Glasgow1,10101,101
TOTALS14,5141814,532

April 1993

Medical

Others

Total

Edinburgh5260526
Newcastle5140514
Leeds1,44801,448
Manchester1,20031,203
Bootle7250725
Birmingham1,95371,960
Bristol7830783
Cardiff9361937
Wembley1,37121,373
Sutton1,88151,886
Glasgow1,54001,540
TOTALS12,8771812,895

May 1993

Medical

Others

Total

Edinburgh4720472
Newcastle5150515
Leeds1,35151,356
Manchester8802882
Bootle6630663
Birmingham1,47211,473
Bristol7641765
Cardiff5910591
Wembley1,18341,187
Sutton2,54822,550
Glasgow8920892
TOTALS11,3311511,346

Cumulative 1993

Medical

Others

Total

Edinburgh15,562015,562
Newcastle7,56557,560
Leeds12,6601612,676
Manchester12,9421912,961
Bootle8,57218,573
Birmingham23,5681823,586
Bristol7,816137,829
Cardiff13,064113,065
Wembley13,3762013,396
Sutton19,0301719,047
Glasgow3,53303,533
TOTALS137,688110137,798

Notes:

1. These figures exclude a small and unknown number of claims decided at the Attendance Allowance Unit.

2. The other reasons for refusal are on the grounds of residence or presence conditions not being satisfied or because of overlapping with Constant Attendance Allowance.

3. The term "medical" used in the table heading means rejection on the grounds of the effect of any given medical condition as opposed to rejection because of the type of condition.