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Disability Living 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 living allowance since its introduction; what percentage of applications for disability living allowance were successful; and what percentage of appeals concering decisions on disability living allowance were successful.

The information requested is in the tables.

Claims to disability living allowance from 1 February 1992 to 30 June 1993
Number received (take-up)874,034
Number decided818,930
Number awarded504,103
Percentage successful62

Appeals from 1 February 1992 to 30 June 1993


Number received15,592
Number cleared1,874
Number awarded or increased760
Percentage successful41