§ Mr. Webb
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations he has received regarding changes that may be necessary to the minimum income guarantee claim form. 466W
Number of applicants for Disability Living Allowance rejected on first application over the past two financial years in Great Britain Number of DLA applicants rejected on first application 2001–02 192,315
1. Information is available only at a national level.
2. Figures are rounded to the nearest five
ASD Information Centre, data taken from 100 per cent, extract of monthly management information system.
§ Mr. McCartney
Extensive research and consultation were undertaken when developing the new, shorter, minimum income guarantee form (MIG1) however it is, as are all of the Department's forms and leaflets, kept under review.
We have received a request from Carers UK that the claim form be further amended to reflect that, since 28 October 2002, older carers have been able to claim invalid care allowance. The April 2003 re-print of the MIG1 will reflect this point, in the meantime staff handling MIG claims have been alerted to this change.