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 the population in St. Ives constituency are in receipt of each level of (a) attendance allowance and (b) the (i) care and (ii) mobility component of disability living allowance.

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 by care award-August 2009
Care award type Higher rate Middle rate Lower rate Nil rate Total
St. Ives-caseloads 1,230 1,910 1,740 920 5,790
St. Ives-percentage of population 1.2 1.9 1.7 0.9 5.8
Disability living allowance : cases in payment by mobility award - August 2009
Mobility award type Higher rate Lower rate Nil rate Total
St. Ives-caseloads 3,410 1,570 810 5,790
St. Ives-percentage of population 3.4 1.6 0.8 5.8
Attendance allowance: cases in payment by attendance allowance award type -August 2009
Attendance allowance award type Higher Rate Lower Rate Total
St. Ives-caseloads 1,650 2,030 3,690
St. Ives-percentage of population 1.7 2.0 3.7
Notes:

1. Caseload figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

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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