Child Support Agency

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 8th May 2006.

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Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average application processing time was for (a) disability living allowance, (b) income support and (c) the Child Support Agency in the last period for which figures are available.

Photo of Anne McGuire Anne McGuire The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Details of the average actual processing times for disability living allowance claims are in the table.

Disability living allowance (DLA) average actual clearance times (AACT)
March 2006 2005-06
DLA (normal rules) claims 33.1 34.5
DLA (special rules) claims 5.1 5.5
DLA renewals 33.0 31.5
DLA reconsiderations 31.4 29.1
DLA supervisions 50.0 43.6
DLA appeals 34.7 31.8

In March 2006, income support claims were processed in an average of 12.2 days. For the full operational year from April 2005 to March 2006 the figure was 11.3 days.

Information on processing times for child support applications can be found in the Agency's Quarterly Statistical Summary (QSS), published on 27 April 2006; a copy of which is available in the House of Commons Library.

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