Attendance Allowance: Pensioners

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 21st June 2016.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many pensioners received Attendance Allowance in (1) London, and (2) the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, in each year since 2012, broken down between (a) the higher, and (b) the lower, rate.

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The numbers of claimants receiving higher or lower rate Attendance Allowance in (1) London and (2) the London Borough of Tower Hamlets are detailed below:

Nov - 2012

Nov - 2013

Nov - 2014

Nov - 2015

London Total

138,710

133,470

131,930

130,760

Higher

80,690

78,510

78,790

79,800

Lower

58,050

54,950

53,120

51,000

Tower Hamlets Total

3,420

3,310

3,380

3,460

Higher

2,030

2,020

2,100

2,200

Lower

1,380

1,290

1,290

1,260

Source: DWP Tab Tool (Cases in Payment)

Note: Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.

Figures may not sum due to rounding.

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