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Disability Working Allowance

Volume 229: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what has been the take-up rate of the disability working allowance since its introduction; what percentage of applications for disability working allowance have been successful; and what percentage of appeals concerning decisions on applications for disability working allowance were successful.

The information requested is in the tables.

Claims to disability working allowance from 10 March 1992 to 30 June 1993
Number received (take-up)28,766
Number decided28,380
Number awarded3,915
Percentage successful14

Note: The percentage of successful awards on new claims for June 1993 was 30 per cent.

Appeals from 10 March 1992 to 25 June 1993


Number received95
Number cleared58
Number awarded or increased7
Percentage successful12