Disability Living Allowance (Hansard, 16 January 1997)
HC Deb 16 January 1997 vol 288 cc384-5W
Mr. Alan Howarth

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many claimants there are currently of(a) attendance allowance and (b) disability living allowance; and how many in each case also receive (i) income support, (ii) housing benefit and (iii) council tax benefit. [6733]

Mr. Andrew Mitchell

The information is in the table.

Recipients of attendance allowance and disability living allowance who are beneficiaries of income support, housing benefit, council tax benefit: May 1995
Recipients: August 1996 Income support2 Housing benefit3 Council tax benefit
Attendance allowance1 1,194,000 418,000 306,000 445,000
Disability living allowance1 1,768,000 506,000 390,000 499,000
Notes:
15 per cent. sample for August 1996.
2Income Support Statistics Quarterly Enquiry: 5 per cent. sample as at May 1995.
3Housing Benefit Management Information System: 1 per cent. as at May 1995.

1. Numbers are rounded to the nearest thousand.

2. Beneficiaries are those adults and children who receive disability living allowance who are also a claimant, partner or child dependant in receipt of the means tested benefits shown.

3. There are overlaps between recipients of disability living allowance who receive either one or both components.

4. Not all housing benefit/council tax benefit dependants can be identified. Figures do not include second adult rebate cases.

5. There is considerable overlap between benefits shown.

Source:

Analytical services division.

Mr. Alfred Morris

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security (1) how many deaf-blind people have applied for the disability living allowance; [9476]

(2) how many deaf-blind people have been awarded the disability living allowance; and at what levels; [9477]

(3) how many deaf-blind people have appealed against a disability living allowance decision; and how many of these appellants have been successful in reversing the original decision. [9478]

Mr. Mitchell

The information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is as follows.

Awards of disability living allowance to people whose main disabling condition is deafness and blindness1
Components awarded Number
Higher rate care and higher rate mobility 46
Higher rate care and lower rate mobility 2
Higher rate care only 9
Middle rate care and higher rate mobility 73
Middle rate care and lower rate mobility 11
Middle rate care only 19
Lower rate care and higher rate mobility 75
Lower rate care and lower rate mobility 23
Lower rate care only 9
Higher rate mobility 47
Lower rate mobility 24
All awards 338
Notes:
1 People with deafness and blindness, but for whom another condition was the main disabling condition, are not included.

Figures are for the period from 6 April 1992 up to 30 November 1996.

Source:

Analytical Services Division: 100 per cent. data.

Mr. Morris

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people with Usher syndrome have applied for the care component of the disability living allowance; and how many have been refused. [9479]

Mr. Mitchell

The information requested is not available.

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