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Disability Living Allowance

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 71634, tabled on 21 April 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how long his Department holds medical evidence submitted to support a claim for disability living allowance; and whether that evidence may be used to support a claim for personal independence payment.

Answered on

26 April 2017

Evidence that supports any decision awarding benefit is kept for as long as that award is current and 14 months after it eventually ends. DLA claimants who are invited to claim PIP are asked if they want if any medical evidence that supported their award of DLA to be used in considering their claim for PIP.

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