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Social Security Benefits: Disability

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 170765, tabled on 5 September 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was paid in disability payments in (a) 2010 and (b) 2018.

Answered on

13 September 2018

The “Outturn and forecast: Spring Statement 2018 (ODS)” table shows spending on Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP) and Attendance Allowance (AA) in both cash and real terms from introduction to 2016/17, the latest date for which published outturn data is available.

Table 1: Disability benefits expenditure 2009/10 to 2016/17 (Spring Statement 2018)

Disability benefits expenditure

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

£ million, nominal terms

Outturn

Outturn

Outturn

Outturn

Outturn

Outturn

Outturn

Outturn

Total

16,565

17,104

17,905

18,906

19,288

20,791

21,734

22,164

DLA

11,459

11,877

12,566

13,430

13,763

13,798

13,233

11,514

of which children

1,192

1,220

1,315

1,391

1,463

1,717

1,835

1,897

of which working age

6,277

6,456

6,900

7,419

7,528

7,071

6,632

5,138

of which pensioners

3,989

4,200

4,351

4,620

4,771

5,010

4,766

4,478

of which outside UK

10

11

12

13

14

14

14

13

PIP

-

-

-

-

161

1,565

3,005

5,160

of which working age

-

-

-

-

146

1,436

2,723

4,481

of which pensioners

-

-

-

-

15

128

282

679

of which outside UK

0

6

11

19

AFIP

5

6

7

7

AA

5,106

5,228

5,339

5,476

5,360

5,422

5,490

5,483

of which children

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

of which working age

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

of which pensioners

5,106

5,228

5,339

5,476

5,360

5,422

5,490

5,483

of which outside UK

3

3

4

5

6

7

8

10

Disability benefits expenditure,

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

£ million, real terms, 2018/19 prices

Outturn

Outturn

Outturn

Outturn

Outturn

Outturn

Outturn

Outturn

Total

19,176

19,445

20,067

20,757

20,821

22,123

22,972

22,920

DLA

13,265

13,502

14,083

14,745

14,856

14,682

13,987

11,906

of which children

1,380

1,387

1,473

1,527

1,580

1,827

1,939

1,962

of which working age

7,267

7,340

7,733

8,146

8,127

7,524

7,010

5,313

of which pensioners

4,618

4,775

4,877

5,072

5,150

5,331

5,038

4,631

of which outside UK

12

12

14

15

15

15

14

14

PIP

-

-

-

-

173

1,665

3,176

5,336

of which working age

-

-

-

-

157

1,528

2,878

4,634

of which pensioners

-

-

-

-

16

137

298

703

of which outside UK

0

6

12

19

AFIP

5

6

7

8

AA

5,911

5,943

5,984

6,012

5,786

5,769

5,802

5,670

of which children

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

of which working age

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

of which pensioners

5,911

5,943

5,984

6,012

5,786

5,769

5,802

5,670

of which outside UK

3

3

4

5

6

8

9

10