HC Deb 10 May 1985 vol 78 c539W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services why he decided to compile a questionnaire for completion by disturbed elderly and handicapped people who seek social security assistance to pay for private home places; and if he will make provision for his Department's staff to help them to understand them and fill them in.

Mr. Whitney

The draft letter seeking information from people in residential care and nursing homes claiming supplementary benefit has been simplified. Copies of the revised version have been placed in the Library.

Number of claimants with Heating Addition as at December 1983 (Provisional)
Great Britain (Thousands)
Type of heating Addition All Supplementary Beneficiaries All Pensioners All Unemployed Sick and Disabled Lone Parents Others
1. Heating Addition £2.05 563 435 56 28 22 23
2. Heating Addition £5.05 379 336 9 21 4 8

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