To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many appeals against decisions on attendance allowance have been made in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available; and how many (a) have been allowed, (b) have been dismissed and (c) are awaiting a decision in each of the last four years.
This is a matter for Alexis Cleveland, chief executive of the Benefits Agency. She will write to the hon. Member.
Letter from Alexis Cleveland to Mr. Christopher Chope, dated
The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has asked me to respond to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many appeals against decisions on attendance allowance have been made in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available; and how many have been (a) allowed (b) dismissed and (c) are awaiting a decision.
The information is in the attached table.
I hope this is helpful.
|Month||AA appeals registered||Allowed appeals (a)||Dismissed appeals (b)||Outstanding appeals (c)||Total number of cleared cases (d)|
(a) Allowed appeals include allowed or increased appeals.
(d) Dismissed appeals include cases where entitlement is reduced or disallowed on appeal.
(c) Outstanding appeals include all cases sent to the Tribunal awaiting a decision.
(d) The total number of cleared cases column includes allowed, dismissed, maintained and various other outcomes that are not appropriate to the stated categories.
It is not possible, from overall statistics to track individual claims through the subsequent stages.