HC Deb 27 July 1993 vol 229 cc1009-10W
Mr. Hall

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what has been the take-up rate of the disability living allowance since its introduction; what percentage of applications for disability living allowance were successful; and what percentage of appeals concering decisions on disability living allowance were successful.

Mr. Scott

The information requested is in the tables.

Claims to disability living allowance from 1 February 1992 to 30 June 1993
Number received (take-up) 874,034
Number decided 818,930
Number awarded 504,103
Percentage successful 62

Appeals from 1 February 1992 to 30 June 1993
Number received 15,592
Number cleared 1,874
Number awarded or increased 760
Percentage successful 41

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