Disability Living Allowance

Work and Pensions written question – answered at on 6 June 2013.

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Photo of Katy Clark Katy Clark Labour, North Ayrshire and Arran

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of applications for disability living allowance were rejected in each of the last (a) six months and (b) five years for which figures are available.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The proportion of disability living allowance (DLA) new claim applications that have been rejected are shown in the following tables:

Table (a): DLA new claims rejected
  Percentage rejected
November 2012 54.3
December 2012 51.9
January 2013 53.4
February 2013 52.4
March 2013 53.8
April 2013 51.9
Total 53.0
Table (b): DLA new claims rejected
  Percentage rejected
2008-09 54.1
2009-10 55.5
2010-11 56.7
2011-12 56.1
2012-13 53.7
Source: Department for Work and Pensions—RDA60209 and RDA60205 reports—Disability Living Allowance Management Information Statistics

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