Social Security Benefits: Disabled

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Andrew George Andrew George Liberal Democrat, St Ives

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of people are in receipt of the (a) (i) care and (ii) mobility component of disability living allowance and (b) attendance allowance in the (A) south-west and (B) UK.

Photo of Jonathan R Shaw Jonathan R Shaw Minister of State (Disabled People), Regional Affairs, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Disabled People), Department for Work and Pensions

The information is in the tables.

Disability living allowance : cases in payment - care award type by south-west Government office region
Higher rate Middle rate Lower rate Nil rate Total
GB caseloads 710,110 1,021,440 859,510 502,050 3,093,090
GB proportions (percentage) 1.2 1.7 1.4 0.8 5.2
South-west caseloads 45,970 81,290 66,250 37,070 230,580
South-west proportions (percentage) 0.9 1.6 1.3 0.7 4.4
Disability living allowance: cases in payment-mobility award type by south-west Government office region
Higher rate Lower rate Nil rate Total
GB caseloads 1,763,930 923,250 405,910 3,093,090
GB proportions (percentage) 3.0 1.5 0.7 5.2
South-west caseloads 124,510 71,030 35,040 230,580
South-west proportions (percentage) 2.4 1.4 0.7 4.4
Attendance allowance: cases in payment-care award type in south-west Government office region
Higher rate Lower rate Total
GB caseloads 896,750 708,380 1,605,120
GB proportions (percentage) 1.5 1.2 2.7
South-west caseloads 72,570 92,600 165,170
South-west proportions (percentage) 1.4 1.8 3.2
Notes:

1. Caseload figures are rounded to the nearest ten. Totals may not sum due to rounding.

2. " -" = Nil or negligible, n/a = Not applicable.

2. Cases in payment show the number of people in receipt of an allowance, and exclude people with entitlement where the payment has been suspended, for example if they are in hospital.

3. Recipients of disability living allowance can be in receipt of both the care and mobility component.

Source:

DWP Information Directorate: Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study

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