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Disability Living Allowance

Volume 455: debated on Friday 26 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people who receive disability living allowance are also in receipt of (a) incapacity benefit, (b) income support, (c) housing benefit and (d) carer's allowance. (116524)

[holding answer 18 January 2007]: The most recent available information is in the following tables.

Disability living allowance claimants by benefit combination in Great Britain: May 2006NumberAll disability living allowance claimants2,799,160Disability living allowance and income support632,460Disability living allowance and incapacity benefit or severe disablement allowance1,276,220Disability living allowance and carer's allowance78,920Notes:1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.2. Disability living allowance claimants includes payment cases only3. It is possible for disability living allowance claimants to receive one or more of the other benefits in combination; such cases are included in each combination total.Source:DWP Information Directorate—WPLS 100 per cent. data.

Housing benefit recipients also in receipt of disability living allowance in Great Britain: May 2003

Number

All housing benefit recipients

3,796,000

Housing benefit and disability living allowance

712,000

Notes:

1. Figures refer to benefit units, which may be a single person or couple.

2. Figures are rounded to the nearest thousand; totals may not sum due to rounding.

3. Housing benefit figures exclude extended payment cases.

Source:

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit Management Information System, annual 1 per cent sample; May 2003