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Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: Dupuytren's Contracture

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 20th March 2018.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the cost of adding Dupuytren's Contracture to the list of prescribed diseases.

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

The cost of including Dupuytren’s contracture in the list of Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit prescribed diseases is assessed to be £8m per year once fully rolled out. The number of claims and awards are assumed to ramp up over time.

The estimated costs of administration, based on the additional volumes of processing both awarded and disallowed claims, medical assessments and changes to supporting processes and products is assessed to be £5.6m.

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