Attendance Allowance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 26th February 2018.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of pensioners received the (a) lower and (b) higher rate of attendance allowance in each of the last seven years.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Information on the number and proportion of Attendance Allowance claimants receiving the lower and higher rate in each of the last seven years is contained in the table below:

Lower rate

Higher rate

number

percentage

number

percentage

2011

687,206

43%

913,654

57%

2012

662,191

43%

893,922

57%

2013

630,264

42%

867,056

58%

2014

601,739

41%

854,647

59%

2015

585,395

40%

873,372

60%

2016

565,833

39%

881,664

61%

2017

549,507

38%

886,097

62%

Note: number of claimants as at August in each year and relates to claimants receiving a payment

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