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Incapacity Benefit

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 21st June 2007.

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Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants of disability living allowance who also claim incapacity benefit have been on incapacity benefit for more than (a) six months, (b) 12 months, (c) 18 months, (d) 24 months and (e) 60 months.

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

holding answer 19 June 2007

The available information is in the following table.

Number of claimants of DLA, who also claim IB/SDA—November 2006
Duration of IB/SDA claim
Six months up to one year One year and up to 18 months 18 months and up to two years Two years and up to five years Five years and over
DLA entitled cases also claiming IB/SDA 38,670 39,800 38,190 241,830 903,340

Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.


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