To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost of (a) disability living allowance care component, (b) incapacity benefits, (c) state pension and (d) bereavement benefits claimed outside the United Kingdom was in the last year for which figures are available; and what he expects them to be in the next three financial years.
Benefits claimed outside the United Kingdom excluding disability living allowance are in the following table.
The cost of the disability living allowance (DLA) care component claimed outside the UK was estimated to be below £1 million in 2006-07. From October 2007 the ECJ judgment on exportability of the care component will increase DLA expenditure outside the UK, however the full extent of the UK's responsibilities following this judgment have not yet been determined.
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1. All figures are consistent with spring 2008 forecasts, as well as expenditure information published on the internet at
2. There is no forecast available for severe disablement allowance.
Departmental Accounting and Statistical data and forecasts.