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Disability Living Allowance

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 10 October 2006

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many individuals were successful in their appeals for the payment of disability living allowance at medical appeal tribunals in (a) 2003, (b) 2004 and (c) 2005. (91502)

The information you have asked for is contained in the following table:

Table 1: Great Britain, number of successful appeals for disability living allowance, January 2003 to December 2005

January to December each year

Appeals cleared in favour of appellant

2003

36,850

2004

38,170

2005

35,900

Notes: 1. All figures are subject to change as more up to date data become available. 2. Cases transferred onto the new appeals system G2 may not have been updated on GAPS. 3. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10. 4. These data are drawn from management information and should not be used in conjunction with simple statistics drawn from the benefit administration systems.Source: 100 per cent. download of the Generic Appeals Processing System (2 October 2006).

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many individuals diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome were successful in appealing against disqualification from disability living allowance in (a) 2003, (b) 2004 and (c) 2005. (91504)

The information you have asked for is contained in the following table:

Table 1: DLA new claims, with disabling condition recorded as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, successful at the Appeal stage, 2003, 2004 and 2005

Caseload

2003

600

2004

900

2005

800

Notes:

1. Figures are from the 5 per cent. sample data and therefore subject to sampling variation.

2. Data are rated in line with WPLS figures then rounded to the nearest 100.

These data are from sample statistics drawn from the benefit administration systems and should not be used in conjunction with the data from the Generic Appeals System (GAPS) data.

Source:

100 per cent. WPLS data and 5 per cent. sample data.