Supporting People with Disabilities and Health Conditions

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd July 2018.

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Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions 12:00 am, 2nd July 2018

In 2017-18, the Department for Work and Pensions spent £51.9 billion on benefits to support disabled people and people with health conditions. This year it is forecast to rise to £54 billion, £9.3 billion more in real terms than in 2010-11. Spending on the main disability benefits—PIP, DLA and attendance allowance—has risen by over £5 billion since 2010 and is at a record high this year.