To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in the London borough of Islington were in receipt of disability living allowance in the latest period for which figures are available; how many recipients have been interviewed and their benefits reassessed since May 2010; and how many (a) were awarded a lower level of benefit, (b) lost all of their allowance and (c) were successful on appeal.
The number of people in the London borough of Islington who are in receipt of disability living allowance is contained in the following table:
|Disability living allowance recipients: November 2010|
|Islington local authority||10,930|
|Notes: 1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10. 2. Figures 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. DLA figures are published at: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110330154536/http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/index.php?page=tabtool Source: DWP Information Directorate: Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study (WPLS) 100% data.|
Personal independence payment and the new objective assessment will be implemented for people of working age from April 2013 and any interviews and reassessments in relation to the new benefit will not take place before that date.
We are unable to provide information on how many current recipients of disability living allowance have been interviewed and had their benefit re-assessed since May 2010, and the outcomes, as management information systems within the Pension, Disability and Carers Service do not record that detail.