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|Disability living allowance-cases in payment: Newcastle upon Tyne local authority and by main disabling condition-May 2009|
|Newcastle upon Tyne local authority||Number|
1. Case load: Totals show the number of people in receipt of an allowance, and excludes people with entitlement where the payment has been suspended, for example if they are in hospital.
2. Main disabling condition-where more than one disability is present only the main disabling condition is recorded.
3. Case load figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
4. The best statistics on benefits are now derived from 100 per cent. data sources. However, the 5 per cent. sample data still provide some detail not yet available from the 100 per cent. data sources. The Department for Work and Pensions recommends that, where the detail is only available on the 5 per cent. sample data, the proportions derived should be applied to the overall 100 per cent. total for the benefit.
5. Learning difficulty: Includes Down's syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, Autism, Asperger syndrome, Retts disorder, Learning disability-Other / type not known.
6. Claims with mental health causes which started before October 2008 were classified as Psychosis, Psychoneurosis, Personality Disorder, Dementia or Behavioural Disorder. After October 2008 finer classifications were introduced so that Mental Health Causes which started after October 2008 also included: Depressive disorder, Bipolar affective disorder (Hypomania/Mania), Mood disorders-Other/type not known, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective disorder, Psychotic disorders-Other/type not known, Post traumatic stress disorder, Stress reaction disorders-Other/type not known, Generalised anxiety disorder, Phobia-Specific, Phobia-Social, Agoraphobia, Panic disorder, Anxiety disorders-Other/type not known, Obsessive compulsive disorder, Anxiety and depressive disorders-mixed, Conversion disorder (hysteria), Body dysmorphic disorder, Dissociative disorders-Other/type not known, Somatoform disorders-Other/type not known, Personality disorder, Munchausen syndrome, Factitious disorders-Other/type not known, Dementia, Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa, Obesity, Eating disorders not otherwise specified, Conduct disorder (including oppositional defiant disorder), Bedwetting (enuresis), Faecal soiling (encopresis), Psychiatric disorders of childhood-Other/type not known, and Severely Mentally Impaired.
7. A diagnosed medical condition does not mean that someone is automatically entitled to disability living allowance. Entitlement is dependent on an assessment of how much help someone needs with personal care and/or mobility because of their disability. These statistics are only collected for administrative purposes.
Department for Work and Pensions Information Directorate 5 per cent. sample (for main disabling condition breakdown) and Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.
Hazel Blears: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were eligible for (a) incapacity benefit in September 2008 and (b) employment and support allowance in September 2009. 
|Number of incapacity benefit/severe disablement allowance and employment and support allowance claimants at the dates shown|
1. Caseload data have been rounded to the nearest 10.
2. August 2008 is the month closest to September 2008 for which incapacity benefit/severe disablement allowance claimant figures are available.
3. May 2009 is the latest quarter for which employment and support allowance claimant figures are available.
4. Employment and support allowance replaced incapacity benefit and income support paid on the grounds of incapacity for new claims from 27 October 2008.
5. The figures are for Great Britain and will include a small number of claimants resident overseas.
DWP Information Directorate
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many benefit claimants have been assessed by Atos Healthcare (a) since the start of their contract and (b) in the last 12 months. 
| Notes: 1. The data refer to all services including but not limited to ESA, War Pensions, IIDB. 2. Figures provided relate to both exam and paper scrutiny. 3. Figures include multiple referrals for individuals e.g. re-referrals. Source: Atos Healthcare.|
Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the 10 largest benefit debts owed to her Department by individuals resident in Scotland were in January 2010; and to what principal benefit each such debt relates. 
Ian Stewart: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claims for a vaccine damage payment in relation to each vaccine were (a) made and (b) granted under the vaccine damage payment Scheme in each of the last 10 years. 
Jonathan Shaw: The Department does not hold information on claims made for each vaccine for a vaccine damage payment, or which specific vaccines are linked to a successful vaccine damage payment claim. Claimants are asked to specify on the claim form all the vaccinations the disabled person received. However, as many vaccinations can be given in close proximity to each other it is not always possible to state categorically which vaccine caused the adverse reaction. Where a payment is made disability is not attributed to any specific vaccination.
Sandra Gidley: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many and what proportion of people were in receipt of winter fuel payments in each local authority area in south-east England at the latest date for which figures are available; 
Angela Eagle: Information on the number of people eligible for winter fuel payments is not available. Winter fuel payments are paid to most people over the age of 60. Over 95 per cent. of payments are made automatically without a need to claim.
The following table contains the number of payments made in local authorities within south-east England in winter 2008-09 (the last year for which this information is available). Information on what proportion of all people this represents is not available.
|Number of payments|
1. Payment figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
2. Local authorities are assigned by matching against the relevant ONS postcode directory.
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