HC Deb 24 October 2002 vol 391 c488W
Annabelle Ewing

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in how many cases where care and mobility needs have not changed the disability living allowance periodic inquiry has resulted in lower entitlement with reference to the results from the first two years of periodic inquiry. [76814]

Maria Eagle

In the first two years of periodic enquiry, 33091 customers had their benefit entitlement checked. Of these, 9192 resulted in a change of entitlement, of which 6803 (74 per cent.) had their awards increased and 2389 (26 per cent.) had their award decreased.

Of the 9192 cases where entitlement changed, 2326 were due to factors other than a relevant change in their care or mobility needs, but it is not possible to say from the available data how many of these resulted in higher or lower awards of benefit.