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Attendance Allowance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 29th October 2019.

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Photo of Ian Lavery Ian Lavery Co-National Campaign Coordinator, Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Party Chair, Labour Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of changing application forms for attendance allowance .

Photo of Guy Opperman Guy Opperman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Successive Governments of different political persuasions have reviewed forms and letters when circumstances change. The Government reviews forms and letters as and when changes to a DWP benefit occurs and/or as a result of customer feedback. The Attendance Allowance claim form was last updated in December 2018. The Attendance Allowance claim form is designed to elicit the required information to determine entitlement to Attendance Allowance and to help support citizens in telling us how their lives are affected by their disability.

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