The Impact of Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance: Findings from exploratory qualitative research

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


This report investigates the use of these benefits and the impact they have on people's lives. Findings can contribute to the development of questions that might be used in further surveys about the benefits.

Discussion groups were undertaken with 24 professionals and advisers in touch with people who claim or may be entitled to claim DLA or AA. Face-to-face qualitative interviews with 15 adult DLA recipients, 15 AA recipients and 15 parents of child recipients were also carried out to explore how they use the benefits. This was followed by a desk-based review of relevant survey instruments.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNorwich
Number of pages154
VolumeNo. 649
ISBN (Print)978 1 84712 756 3
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameDepartment for Work and Pensions Research Report


  • employment/benefits
  • ill/disabled adults
  • carers

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