Attendance Allowance: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 26th May 2016.

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Photo of Andrew Percy Andrew Percy Conservative, Brigg and Goole

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people applied for attendance allowance and were diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease in (a) England and (b) Wales in the last five years.

Photo of Andrew Percy Andrew Percy Conservative, Brigg and Goole

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who currently claim attendance allowance have been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease in (a) England and (b) Wales.

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

Statistical information on people currently receiving Attendance Allowance (AA), including the numbers with a main disabling condition of inflammatory bowel disease, and their location, is available from the DWP Tabulation Tool: http://tabulation-tool.dwp.gov.uk/100pc/tabtool.html.

These data relate to the claimant’s main disabling condition at the time their claim is awarded. Claimants may often have multiple disabling conditions, but these cannot be identified from the data the department holds. Therefore there may be other claimants in receipt of AA who have been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease who are not captured in the above data.

Information on disabling conditions is not collected at the initial claim application stage.

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