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Attendance Allowance

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications for attendance allowance were (a) made, (b) granted and (c) refused in each of the last five years; and of those applications refused, how many have been subject to (i) successful appeal, (ii) unsuccessful appeal and (iii) further review. (232327)

The available information on attendance allowance claims is in the following table. It is not possible to identify how many of the refused applications were subject to appeal.

Attendance allowance claims: Great Britain

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Received

422,140

393,890

410,730

384,870

375,590

Awarded

329,090

310,150

325,050

310,640

306,890

Refused

90,950

82,430

85,660

78,490

67,860

All decisions

420,040

392,580

410,700

389,130

374,740

Notes:

1. This information is generated by the disability living allowance/attendance allowance computer system for management purposes. It is not a National Statistic. Management information records and counts events. This means that the number of claims refused is not directly comparable to the number of claims received because a decision to refuse or accept a claim is not necessarily made in the same time period.

2. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

3. Claims received: It is not possible for a claimant to make concurrent multiple claims. A customer can make more than one claim in a year. However, a new claim cannot be made until a decision on the previous claim has been made.

4. All decisions will include decisions made on claims that were made in the previous year.

Source:

DWP Management Information Statistics