Attendance Allowance and Disability Living Allowance claimants in the older population: Is there a difference in their economic circumstances?

Hancock, Ruth, Morciano, Marcello and Pudney, Stephen (2012) Attendance Allowance and Disability Living Allowance claimants in the older population: Is there a difference in their economic circumstances? Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 20 (2). pp. 191-206. ISSN 1759-8281

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Abstract

The UK Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a non-means-tested cash benefit claimable only before age 65, although receipt can continue beyond 65. The similar Attendance Allowance (AA) can be claimed only from age 65 and in some cases is worth less than DLA. DLA is being replaced by Personal Independence Payment (PIP) which, like DLA, will have advantages over AA. These advantages are sometimes justified on grounds that DLA recipients have longer histories of disability and consequently lower incomes. Using detailed survey data we find no evidence of higher levels of income deprivation among older DLA than AA recipients.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Public Health and Health Services Research (former - to 2023)
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Health Services and Primary Care
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Health Economics
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Centre for Research on Children and Families
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Centres > Business and Local Government Data Research Centre (former - to 2023)
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Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2012 16:14
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2024 23:56
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/40123
DOI: 10.1332/175982712X652087

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