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star this property date less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the sample size used to inform the design of the benefit cap policy. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Durham more like this
unstar this property uin HL14730 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
star this property answer text <p>The rationale behind the benefit cap policy is set out in the Impact Assessment, which supported the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016. The final update was published in August 2016 and is attached.</p><p> </p><p>DWP and HMRC administrative data was used to inform the design of the benefit cap policy, and sample data was not used.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-04-03T16:07:11.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-03T16:07:11.737Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property file name welfare-reform-and-work-act-impact-assessment-for-the-benefit-cap.pdf more like this
star this property title Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 Impact Assessment more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Durham more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-05more like thismore than 2017-09-05
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of (1) the future annual cost of ending the freeze on working-age and children's benefits, and (2) what the additional annual cost of those benefits would now be had the freeze not been implemented. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
unstar this property uin HL1288 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-19more like thismore than 2017-09-19
star this property answer text <p>These estimates can be derived using the published “Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Assessment of the Benefit Rate Freeze” attached.</p><p> </p><p>Using the figures published in the impact assessment for the benefit freeze, we can estimate the annual cost of ending the freeze on working-age and children’s benefits. Assuming the freeze was ended after 2017/18 (such that savings from 2017/18 onwards are constant at £0.9bn), the annual cost of ending the freeze would be £2.7bn by 2020/21.</p><p> </p><p>Assuming the freeze ends after 2017/18, the additional annual cost to working-age and children’s benefits had the freeze not been implemented is £0.9bn per annum.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-09-19T15:19:43.103Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-19T15:19:43.103Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property file name Welfare Reform and Work Bill Impact Assessment of the Benefit rate freeze.pdf more like this
star this property title Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Impact Assessment more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department has spent assisting people with the costs of (a) travel to interview and (b) clothing for interviews or to commence work in each year since 2005. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
unstar this property uin 201244 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The information requested is only available from 2007. (a) The costs of assisting people travel to job interviews for each year from 2007 are:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(b) Expenditure for equipment to assist people taking up work, including clothing, for each year from 2007 is in the table below. This expenditure also includes assistance with other equipment e.g. health and safety related workwear, work tools and equipment, bicycles and accessories, laptops and mobile phones.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Expenditure totals are not available solely for clothing and would incur disproportionate cost to identify separately.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T16:59:44.163more like thismore than 2014-06-23T16:59:44.163
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unstar this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property file name UIN201244-tables.doc more like this
star this property title Tables for UIN201244 more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-29more like thismore than 2018-10-29
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of working people in receipt of top up benefits are resident in (a) Ashfield constituency, (b) in each region of the UK and (c) in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashfield more like this
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Gloria De Piero more like this
unstar this property uin 184954 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
star this property answer text <p>The numbers of in work families receiving tax credits are in table 1.1 of the Child and Working Tax Credits statistics: finalised annual awards - 2016 to 2017 published by HMRC can be accessed at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/720570/Main_publication_-_final_tables.xlsx" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/720570/Main_publication_-_final_tables.xlsx</a></p><p> </p><p>Geographical breakdowns including constituency level figures are available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/720739/Main_geographical_-_final_tables.xlsx" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/720739/Main_geographical_-_final_tables.xlsx</a></p><p> </p><p>Universal Credit and Housing Benefit statistics for Great Britain are regularly published and the latest statistics for September 2018 and May 2018 respectively can be accessed at:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users is available at:</p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html</a></p><p> </p><p>The information available for the number of employed individuals that are in receipt of Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance in May 2018 in geographical areas of Great Britain can be found in the following table.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T18:17:56.583Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T18:17:56.583Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property file name People Table 184954.docx more like this
star this property title Working people in receipt of IS, JSA or ESA more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will place in the Library (a) information for each of the benefits in respect to which Kofax Capture software is used and (b) the indexing business rules for each of those benefits. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
unstar this property uin 290671 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
star this property answer text <p>The following benefits use KOFAX: ESA, Personal Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance, DLA 65 Plus, DLA Child, Social Fund, Retirement Pension, International Pensions, Carers Allowance, Pension Credit, Maternity Allowance, Industrial Injuries Disability Benefit, Bereavement Benefit,</p><p> </p><p>I have attached a digital copy of the Index Business Rules which will be placed in the House of Commons Library.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-10-04T09:49:06.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T09:49:06.087Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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star this property file name PQ 290671 Index Business Rules 04.10.19.xlsx more like this
star this property title Index Business Rules more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many, and what proportion of, households affected by the proposed reduction of the benefit cap to £23,000 per year receive (1) Employment and Support Allowance, and (2) Income Support. more like this
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Baroness King of Bow more like this
unstar this property uin HL1153 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government set out its assessment of the impacts of the policies in the Welfare Reform and Work Bill on 20<sup>th</sup> July. The impact assessment is now available on Parliament’s website, and a copy is attached.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2015-07-21T15:32:41.187Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-21T15:32:41.187Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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star this property file name Impact Assessment.pdf more like this
star this property title Imapct Assessment more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness King of Bow more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Buscombe on 30 October (HL Deb, cols 1156–7), what assessment they have made of the impact of the freeze on working-age benefits on incentivising claimants into work. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
unstar this property uin HL2942 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-15more like thismore than 2017-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s assessment of the impact of the benefit freeze is set out in the analysis of the measures in the Welfare Reform and Work Act published at the time of the Summer Budget 2015.</p><p> </p><p>As I said in my response to the Noble Baroness’ question on 30 October, the benefit freeze is part of a package of welfare reforms designed to incentivise claimants into work. These include introducing the National Living Wage, increasing the tax-free personal allowance, providing 30 hours of free childcare to working families in England and rolling out of Universal Credit. Analysis published by the department in September 2017 showed that UC claimants are four percentage points more likely to have been in work at any point within six months of starting their claim than the matched sample of JSA claimants (63 per cent to 59 per cent).</p><p> </p><p>The employment rate now stands at a near record high and the number of children living in workless households has fallen to a record low.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-11-15T17:19:32.71Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-15T17:19:32.71Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property file name HL2942 universal-credit-employment-impact-analysis-update.pdf more like this
star this property title UC Employment Impact Analysis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-25more like thismore than 2017-10-25
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the impact of the changing cost of living on incomes, particularly for those in receipt of income-related benefits. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Durham more like this
unstar this property uin HL2504 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-02more like thismore than 2017-11-02
star this property answer text <p>The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) forecasts rates of inflation (through the Consumer Price Index) and average earnings known as the OBR Historical Official Forecasts database. A copy of this is attached.</p><p> </p><p>Using figures published in the OBR Historical Official Forecasts Database, we note that between 2018 and 2021 earnings growth is forecasted to be consistently higher than inflation.</p><p> </p><p>Our welfare reforms to working-age benefits are part of the Government’s commitment to incentivise work as the best route out of poverty and support working families. This includes the introduction of the National Living Wage and cutting income tax for over 30 million people. For those in a position to work, earnings provide the best opportunity for income progression. Further, benefits for the additional cost of disability and benefits for pensioners continue to be uprated, as we are committed to supporting the most vulnerable groups.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-11-02T15:26:07.387Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-02T15:26:07.387Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property file name HL2504.xlsx more like this
star this property title OBR Historical Official Forecasts Database more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Durham more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-25more like thismore than 2017-10-25
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the impact that the four-year freeze on income-related benefits will have on family budgets in England and Wales. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Durham more like this
unstar this property uin HL2503 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-02more like thismore than 2017-11-02
star this property answer text <p>The Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 has frozen the majority of working-age benefits for four tax years, from 2016-17 to 2019-20. The analysis published at the time of the 2015 Budget assesses the impact of the measures in the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016. 30 per cent of households were estimated to be impacted by the benefit rate freeze. The average notional loss was estimated to be £6 a week in 2019/20. This analysis does not take into account employment effects in response to our welfare reforms. I attach the analysis to this response.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-11-02T15:00:52.86Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-02T15:00:52.86Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property file name HL2503 Impact Assessment.pdf more like this
star this property title Impact Assessment more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Durham more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 22 October 2018 to Question 182114 on Universal Credit, what definition of genuine hardship is used by her Department to determine whether exceptional circumstances apply to a claim for an advance payment of (a) legacy benefits, (b) personal independence payment and (c) universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Garston and Halewood more like this
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Maria Eagle more like this
unstar this property uin 213954 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
star this property answer text <p>Advances are available to those receiving Universal Credit, DWP legacy income related benefits (such as Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance), and Pension Credit.</p><p> </p><p>However, advances are not available for those receiving Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment (which are non means tested and for people with personal care and/or mobility needs because of a mental or physical disability).</p><p> </p><p>There is no prescriptive definition of hardship used in determining an advance award in Universal Credit, or a Short Term Benefit Advance for DWP legacy income related benefits: we tailor the support that we provide and consider each case on its own merits given the financial and other circumstances of the claimant and their immediate family.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-02-06T16:25:02.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T16:25:02.767Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Maria Eagle more like this