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Disability Living Allowance: Scotland

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 24th January 2011.

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Photo of Tom Greatrex Tom Greatrex Shadow Minister (Scotland)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency, (b) South Lanarkshire and (c) Scotland will have the mobility component of their disability living allowance withdrawn under his proposals for welfare reform.

Photo of Maria Miller Maria Miller The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The consultation document 'Disability Living Allowance reform', published on 6 December 2010, sets out our proposals for DLA reform. We will replace DLA with personal independence payment, a new, more transparent and sustainable benefit with an objective assessment of individual need.

It is our proposal that personal independence payment will continue to have a mobility component, focused on the individual's ability to get around, as well as a daily living component, which will be based on the individual's ability to carry out other key activities necessary to be able to participate in daily life.

We are still consulting on the design of personal independence payment and the new assessment; the consultation period is scheduled to close on 14 February 2011. I am, therefore, unable to predict the outcome of the assessment and precisely how many people might see a change in their benefit entitlement.

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