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Benefits Applications

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications have been received in each quarter since September 2000 for (a) attendance allowance, (b) disability living allowance and (c) invalid care allowance; of those how many were (i) successful. (ii) unsuccessful, (iii) subject to appeal and (iv) successful at appeal; how many (A) claims, (B) reviews, (C) reconsiderations and (D) appeals there were on which a decision had not been reached at the end of each quarter; how many applications have been (1) subject lo reconsideration and (2) successful at reconsideration; what was the average number of days taken to process appeals; and what the average processing time has been for (a) first-time claims and (b) appeals for claims to be reconsidered in each quarter over the last three years. [105398]

Disability living allowance—mobility component: (i) annual number of new awards to people aged 60, 61, 62, 63 and 64; (ii) average age in years of people with new awards; and (iii) number of recipients aged 65 in Great Britain as at 30 November of each year from 1998 to 2002
19981999200020012002
(i) Annual number of new awards of DLA mobility component to people aged:
607,4006,9008,7007,2007,700
616,4006,3007,5006,9006,800
627,0006,5007,5007,2008,400
637.4007,0008,1007,2008,700
647,9008,0008,6008,6008,900
(ii) Average age in years of people with new awards of DLA mobility component4141414141
(iii) Number of DLA mobility component recipients aged 6558,80063,70066,20066,70069,000

Notes:

1. Figures are taken from a 5 per cent, sample of DLA computer system records as at 30 November each year.

2. All figures are rounded to the nearest hundred, except for those for item (ii) of the table.

Source:

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