Disability Living Allowance: Standards

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 1st May 2008.

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Photo of John Barrett John Barrett Shadow Minister, International Development, Shadow Minister, Work & Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress his Department has made towards improving the accuracy of estimates for the take-up of disability living allowance amongst disabled people.

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

We commissioned the Policy Studies Institute to investigate possible methods of estimating take-up of disability living allowance. Its initial feasibility study was published in July 2007, "The take-up rate of Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance: Feasibility study" DWP report 442 and recommended a survey-based approach, subject to further development and testing of the feasibility. Since then we have commissioned the Policy Studies Institute to continue this approach and work is currently ongoing.

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dean stockton
Posted on 3 May 2008 1:00 am (Report this annotation)

Why waste the time and money with a study just count the number of accepted claims compared to those that are rejected. The government will pay money to anyone but those who are entitled to the benefits.