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Disability Living Allowance

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 27th March 2012.

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Photo of Alun Michael Alun Michael Labour, Cardiff South and Penarth

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many decisions have been made by his Department to end disability living allowance in respect of those aged 16 to 18 in (a) each of the last five years and (b) 2012 to date; and in what proportion of such cases an appeal was made in respect of that decision in each such year.

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

The Department does collate information relating to decision outcomes on disability living allowance claims but cannot provide this information in respect of 16 to 18-year-olds. Published information on disability living allowance decision outcomes and appeals can be found on the following link:

http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd1/adhoc_analysis/2011/analysis_of_disability_living_allowance_DLA_awards.pdf

I will place a copy of this information in the Library.

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