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Social Security Benefits: Osteoarthritis

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 9th February 2011.

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Photo of Cathy Jamieson Cathy Jamieson Labour, Kilmarnock and Loudoun

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency successfully claimed benefits for osteoarthritis in each of the last five years.

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

The information requested is contained in the following tables.

Incapacity benefit/severe disablement allowance (IB/SDA) and employment support allowance (ESA) recipients in Kilmarnock and Loudoun parliamentary constituency with a diagnosis of 'Other Arthritis' at the dates shown
As at May each year
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
IB/SDA 140 140 130 120 100
ESA n/a n/a n/a n/a 10
Notes:

1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10. Totals may not sum due to rounding.

2. Causes of incapacity are based on the International Classification of Diseases, 10(th) Revision, published by the World Health Organisation.

3. 'Osteoarthritis' diagnosis is included within the category of 'Other Arthritis'.

4. Incapacity benefit was replaced by employment support allowance (ESA) from October 2008.

5. ESA figures by diagnosis are only available from February 2010.

6. Prior to May 2010 the Westminster parliamentary constituencies for 2005 have been used.

Source:

DWP Information Directorate 100% WPLS

Disability living allowance (DLA) recipients in Kilmarnock and Loudoun parliamentary constituency with a diagnosis of 'Arthritis' at the dates shown
As at May each year
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
DLA 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200
Notes:

1. DLA figures are from 5% sample data uprated to 100% proportions. Caseload figures are rounded to the nearest 100.

2. The preferred statistics on benefits are now derived from 100% data sources. However, the 5% sample data still provides some detail not yet available from the 100% data sources, in particular, more complete information on the disabling condition of DLA claimants. DWP recommends that, where the detail is only available on the 5% sample data, or disabling condition (DLA) is required, the proportions derived should be scaled up to the overall 100% total for the benefit. These figures have been scaled up to the overall total, by the application of a single rating factor therefore subtotals based on uprated 5% data may differ from 100% data because of sampling variation in the 5% sample.

3. Caseload totals show the number of people in receipt of an allowance, and excludes people with entitlement where the payment has been suspended, for example if they are in hospital.

4. 'Osteoarthritis' diagnosis is included within the category of 'Arthritis'.

5. A diagnosed medical condition does not mean that someone is automatically entitled to DLA. Entitlement is dependent on an assessment of how much help someone needs with personal care and/or mobility because of their disability.

6. Prior to May 2010 the Westminster parliamentary constituencies for 2005 have been used.

Source:

Department for Work and Pensions, Information Directorate

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