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Disability Living Allowance

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 11 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis qualified for disability living allowance in (a) 2004 and (b) 2005. (81967)

[holding answer 6 July 2006]: For the year ending 30 November 2004, there were about 2,400 new awards for customers whose primary disabling condition is recorded as myalgic encephalomyelitis, chronic fatigue syndrome or other post viral conditions. For the year ending 30 November 2005, there were about 2,800 new awards.

Source:

DWP information Directorate: 5 per cent. sample data. Figures are rounded to the nearest 100.