HC Deb 17 January 1992 vol 201 cc653-4W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security whether lifetime awards of attendance allowance and mobility allowance will be reconsidered by adjudication officers under the Disability Living Allowance and Disability Working Allowance Act 1991.

Mr. Scott

Awards of attendance allowance for people aged under 65 and mobility allowance will be replaced by awards of disability living allowance—DLA—from 6 April 1992. Life awards of DLA and attendance allowance for those aged over 65 will not be reviewed by adjudication officers unless the person expressly applies for a review of the award of either or both components, or, in exceptional circumstances, where information comes to light which gives the adjudication officer reasonable grounds to believe that entitlement is either too low or too high.