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Disability Living Allowance

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 24th January 2008.

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Photo of Danny Alexander Danny Alexander Liberal Democrat, Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

(1) what the take-up rate of disability living allowance was for (a) children under 16 and (b) children under 18 in full-time education, broken down by (i) region and (ii) ethnicity in the last period for which figures are available;

(2) what the take-up rate of attendance allowance was amongst (a) children under 16 and (b) children under 18 in full-time education, broken down by (i) region and (ii) ethnicity in the latest period for which figures are available;

(3) what the take-up rate of disability related benefits was amongst (a) children under 16 and (b) children under 18 in full-time education, broken down by (i) benefit, (ii) region and (iii) ethnicity 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

Attendance allowance provides targeted help with the extra costs of disability for people who become disabled after the age of 65. For those under 65, disability living allowance can be claimed for help with extra costs. Estimates of the take-up rate of both these disability benefits are not available.

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