HC Deb 12 May 2003 vol 405 c95W
Mr. Webb

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his answer of 6 May 2003,Official Report, column 552W, on invalid care allowance, if he will estimate in how many of the successful claims in each quarter by people over state pension age payment was not made because of the operation of the overlapping benefits regulations. [112367]

Maria Eagle

The available information is in the table.

Carers Allowance: number of successful claims made by people over state pensions age in Great Britain where the allowance was not in payment because of the overlapping benefit regulations at the end of each quarter from June 2001 to December 2002
Quarter to end of Successful claims not in payment
September 2001 885
December 2001 770
March 2002 870
June 2002 860
September 2002 4,295
December 2002 12,440


100 per cent. Data from the CA Computer System (CACS) supplied by Information and Analysis Directorate. Figures are rounded to the nearest 5.