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Incapacity Benefit

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants of disability living allowance who also claim incapacity benefit have been on incapacity benefit for more than (a) six months, (b) 12 months, (c) 18 months, (d) 24 months and (e) 60 months. (144011)

[holding answer 19 June 2007]: The available information is in the following table.

Number of claimants of DLA, who also claim IB/SDA—November 2006

Duration of IB/SDA claim

Six months up to one year

One year and up to 18 months

18 months and up to two years

Two years and up to five years

Five years and over

DLA entitled cases also claiming IB/SDA

38,670

39,800

38,190

241,830

903,340

Note:

Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

Source:

Information Directorate 100 per cent WPLS