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Invalid Care Allowance

Volume 301: debated on Tuesday 25 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many claims for invalid care allowance were originally refused because of non-receipt of disability living allowance by the person being provided with care, which were successful following subsequent receipt within (i) three, (ii) four, (iii) five and (iv) six months of disability living allowance; and what was the total number of claims for invalid care allowance in the years (a) 1994–95, (b) 1995–96 and (c) 1996–97. [15455]

The information is not available in the format requested and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. Such information as is available is in the table.

Claims for invalid care allowance


1. Disallowances can be for a number of reasons besides lack of qualifying benefit, e.g., age of carer, earnings over the limit, extent of caring.

2. Figures may not sum because claims made in one year may be decided in a later year.


Monthly statistics, Invalid Care Allowance Unit.