HC Deb 13 April 1999 vol 329 c158W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many disabled people up to the age of 21 years are currently receiving state benefits due to their disability. [80027]

Mr. Bayley

The information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is in the table.

Number of recipients under 21 years of age for each of the relevant benefits
Type of benefit Recipients under the age of 21
Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit1 762
War Disablement Pension2 *80
Disability Living Allowance3 255,600
Incapacity Benefit4 *300
Severe Disablement Allowance4 26,780
Income Support Disability Premiums5
Severe Disability Premium (Higher rate) Negligible
Severe Disability Premium (Lower rate) 1,000
Disability Premium 45,000
Disabled Child Premium 34,000
Disability Working Allowance6 958
1Number of pensions in payment. Claimants may be in receipt of more than one pension. Based on 10 per cent. sample at 5 April 1997, and include an allowance for late returns.
2Based on a 5 per cent. sample at 31 August 1998.
3Based on 5 per cent. data at 30 November 1998.
4 Taken from a 5 per cent. sample at 30 November 1998 of the benefit computer system, excluding a small number of cases held clerically.
5 Based on a 5 per cent. sample from the Income Support Statistics Quarterly Enquiry. November 1998, and rounded to the nearest thousand. Claimants may receive more than one type of disability premium and may therefore be counted in more than one total.
6Based on 100 per cent. count of Disability Working Allowance claims at October 1998.


  1. 1. Many people will be receiving more than one benefit.
  2. 2. "*" Number is too small to be statistically reliable.