HC Deb 24 May 2004 vol 421 cc1467-8W
Mr. Gordon Marsden

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many(a) claims and (b) successful claims for carers allowance were made in each of the last three years for which figures are available to (i) claimants under 65 years and (ii) claimants over 65 years. [173073]

Maria Eagle

The available information is in the table.

1 December 2001 to

30 November 2002

1 December 2002 to

31 May 2003

Claims received
65 and over 16,695 24,400
Under 65 136,545 68,690
Claims decided
Successful with entitlement
65 and over 11,725 22,570
Under 65 120,250 63,675
Successful In Payment
65and over 840 1,390
Under 65 100,305 51,890
Figures are rounded to the nearest 5.
Data on new claims are not currently available for August 2003 and November 2003.
Figures for the number of claims received refer to the number of people making claims and a person may have made more than one claim but they will only be counted once.
ICA Unit, 100 per cent. sample

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