Attendance Allowance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 9th February 2016.

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Photo of Jo Cox Jo Cox Labour, Batley and Spen

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues and local government representatives on transferring responsibility of attendance allowance to local authorities.

Photo of Jo Cox Jo Cox Labour, Batley and Spen

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress he has made on the transfer of responsibility for attendance allowance to local authorities.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

Later this year, the Government will consult on giving more responsibility to support older people with care needs to Local Authorities in England and to Wales, including people who, under the current system, would be supported through Attendance Allowance. Work on the consultation is progressing with the relevant departments, and officials will work with stakeholders throughout the consultation process.

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