disability, benefits

Assessing the impact of receiving Disability Living Allowance (DLA): Secondary analysis of existing data

This working paper seeks to identify any impact of receiving Disability Living Allowance (DLA) on recipients' care and mobility arrangements, their standard of living and measures of social inclusion/exclusion through quantitative secondary analysis of existing data. The paper also focuses on whether the approach to estimating impact is robust and how it may be improved. A propensity score matching approach is used, applied to data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing and the Family Resources Survey Disability Follow-up survey.

Predicting the outcome of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) adult claims

This working paper considers how well coded data from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) adult claim packs can predict the outcome of these claims. The probability of receiving a care or mobility award is estimated. A range of control variables are considered. First using items that reflect the entitlement criteria for care and mobility awards and then looking at whether additional evidence was required as part of the claim process.