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Disability Living Allowance

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what proportion of claims for disability living allowance made by (a) telephone, (b) post and (c) an online claim form have taken (i) up to four weeks and (ii) four or more weeks from receipt of claim to payment of benefit in the last 12 months; (140392)

(2) what the average period of time was between receipt of a claim for attendance allowance and payment of benefit for claims made by (a) telephone, (b) post and (c) an online claim form in (i) the UK, (ii) England, (iii) Scotland, (iv) Wales, (v) each English region and (vi) each parliamentary constituency in each of the last 10 months.