Attendance Allowance

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 7th November 2001.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury)

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.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

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 6 November 2001

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)
October 2000 1,434 386 3 3,116 1,271
November 2000 1,545 502 6 2,284 1,539
December 2000 1,023 425 6 1,958 1,246
January 2001 1,311 613 8 1,698 2,008
February 2001 1,330 636 4 1,672 1,770
March 2001 1,442 642 5 1,649 1,688
April 2001 1,317 431 1 1,799 1,227
May 2001 1,212 448 3 1,646 1,237
June 2001 1,263 430 3 1,475 1,210
July 2001 1,331 431 3 1,447 1,266
August 2001 1,261 397 3 1,516 1,142
September 2001 1,129 338 5 1,676 1,078

(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.

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