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star this property date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
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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: Medical Examinations more like this
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, what steps her Department is taking to minimise the frequency of assessment for recipients of employment support allowance and personal independence payment; and what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of extending the light touch benefit reviews introduced for disabled people of pension age to (a) claimants with life-long disabilities and (b) all claimants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 270790 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Changes have been made to the benefit reassessment process for those with the most severe and lifelong health conditions.</p><p>In Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit, since September 2017 we have stopped routinely assessing those whose level of function would always mean that they are unlikely ever to be able to move into work. And in 2018 we introduced updated guidance for Personal Independence Payment health professionals and case managers to ensure that people who already receive the highest level of support and whose needs are unlikely to change or may get worse, will receive an ongoing award with a light touch review at the ten-year point.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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less than 2019-07-03T15:32:26.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T15:32:26.347Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
447444
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-25more like thismore than 2016-01-25
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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 Pension Protection Fund more like this
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, when his Department plans to implement the Pension Protection Fund capping change set out in the Pension Act 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Will Quince more like this
star this property uin 24038 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-28more like thismore than 2016-01-28
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to the implementation of the Pension Protection Fund long service cap as described in the Pensions Act 2014.</p><p>Before the primary legislation can be brought into force, a number of changes need to be made to secondary legislation, so that it will operate as expected in all cases. Therefore we cannot, at this time, commit to a particular implementation date.</p><p><strong></strong></p><p><strong></strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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less than 2016-01-28T13:34:12.29Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-28T13:34:12.29Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4423
unstar this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
515467
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
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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 Department for Work and Pensions: Electronic Government more like this
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 21 April 2016 to Question 34465, if his Department will take steps to allow web-users to include honours when completing Government online forms. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Will Quince more like this
star this property uin 35211 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-04more like thismore than 2016-05-04
star this property answer text <p>We only collect information that is relevant for an online service. As information on honours is not needed for a user to complete any of our online services we have no plans to collect this information.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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less than 2016-05-04T16:02:51.46Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-04T16:02:51.46Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4423
unstar this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
1135998
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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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 Personal Independence Payment more like this
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 Written Statement of 5 March 2019, Official Report column WS1376, what the implementation dates are for the new stipulations on personal independence payment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caerphilly more like this
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Wayne David more like this
star this property uin 271435 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>In March 2019 the Secretary of State announced that people receiving Personal Independence Payment (PIP) who have reached State Pension Age will no longer have their awards regularly reviewed, instead moving to a light touch review at 10 years. From 31 May 2019 new claimants to PIP whose review would have been scheduled after they had reached State Pension age will receive an ongoing award with a light touch review at 10 years. Claimants already in receipt of PIP will be moved to on-going awards from this July.</p><p>This change is an important step in improving the claimant experience by reducing reviews for these claimants whose needs are less likely to change.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
271436 more like this
271437 more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T10:08:47.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T10:08:47.027Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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1398
unstar this property label Biography information for Wayne David more like this
1135999
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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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 Personal Independence Payment more like this
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, with reference to her Written Statement of 5 March 2019, HCWS1376,what assessment she has made of the effect of new provisions for reviews of personal independence payments on the review timescale for claimants who are state pension age and over. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caerphilly more like this
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Wayne David more like this
star this property uin 271436 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>In March 2019 the Secretary of State announced that people receiving Personal Independence Payment (PIP) who have reached State Pension Age will no longer have their awards regularly reviewed, instead moving to a light touch review at 10 years. From 31 May 2019 new claimants to PIP whose review would have been scheduled after they had reached State Pension age will receive an ongoing award with a light touch review at 10 years. Claimants already in receipt of PIP will be moved to on-going awards from this July.</p><p>This change is an important step in improving the claimant experience by reducing reviews for these claimants whose needs are less likely to change.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
271435 more like this
271437 more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T10:08:47.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T10:08:47.09Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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1398
unstar this property label Biography information for Wayne David more like this
1136000
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answering body
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 Personal Independence Payment more like this
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 her Written Statement of 5 March 2019, WS1376, whether there will be regular reviews of personal independence payment awards to people (a) at and (b) above state pension age. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caerphilly more like this
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Wayne David more like this
star this property uin 271437 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>In March 2019 the Secretary of State announced that people receiving Personal Independence Payment (PIP) who have reached State Pension Age will no longer have their awards regularly reviewed, instead moving to a light touch review at 10 years. From 31 May 2019 new claimants to PIP whose review would have been scheduled after they had reached State Pension age will receive an ongoing award with a light touch review at 10 years. Claimants already in receipt of PIP will be moved to on-going awards from this July.</p><p>This change is an important step in improving the claimant experience by reducing reviews for these claimants whose needs are less likely to change.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
271435 more like this
271436 more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T10:08:47.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T10:08:47.137Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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1398
unstar this property label Biography information for Wayne David more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-05-04more like thismore than 2016-05-04
star this property answering body
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 Personal Independence Payment more like this
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, what criteria his Department has set to ensure that people who carry out personal independence payment assessments for Capita are fully qualified medically. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caerphilly more like this
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Wayne David more like this
star this property uin 36632 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-09more like thismore than 2016-05-09
star this property answer text <p>All Health Professionals (HPs) undertaking assessments on behalf of DWP must be registered practitioners who have also met requirements around training, experience and competence.</p><p> </p><p>Approval to work as an HP must be conferred by the DWP Chief Medical Adviser on behalf of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.</p><p> </p><p>For the delivery of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessments, they must be an occupational therapist, level 1 nurse, physiotherapist, paramedic or doctor. They must also be fully registered and have at least two years’ post full-registration experience.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to their profession, the Department recognises the importance of ensuring that individuals also have sufficient experience, skills and training to carry out their duties and PIP providers are required to ensure that the HPs carrying out assessments have knowledge of the clinical aspects and likely functional effects of a wide range of health conditions and impairments. This means that all HPs receive comprehensive training in disability analysis which includes a functional evaluation as to how medical conditions and the long-term medical treatment of those conditions affect an individual’s ability to perform day-to-day activities. Prior to carrying out an assessment the HP routinely refreshes their knowledge of any condition with which they are not fully familiar.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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less than 2016-05-09T15:44:28.247Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-09T15:44:28.247Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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1398
unstar this property label Biography information for Wayne David more like this
1088316
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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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 Work Capability Assessment: Appeals more like this
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, what recent estimate her Department has made of the number of people who are currently awaiting the outcome of a mandatory reconsideration of a work capability assessment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham, Deptford more like this
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Vicky Foxcroft more like this
star this property uin 232056 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number of people waiting for the outcome of a Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) of an ESA Work Capability Assessment (WCA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) decision is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 232057 more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T10:51:53.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T10:51:53.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4491
unstar this property label Biography information for Vicky Foxcroft more like this
1088318
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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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 Personal Independence Payment: Appeals more like this
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, what estimate her Department has made of the number of people awaiting the outcome of a mandatory reconsideration of an award after a personal independence payment assessment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham, Deptford more like this
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Vicky Foxcroft more like this
star this property uin 232057 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number of people waiting for the outcome of a Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) of an ESA Work Capability Assessment (WCA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) decision is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 232056 more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T10:51:53.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T10:51:53.58Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4491
unstar this property label Biography information for Vicky Foxcroft more like this
1088319
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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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 Work Capability Assessment: Appeals more like this
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, what assessment her Department has made of the average waiting time for people for a mandatory reconsideration of their award after a work capability assessment in each of the last five months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham, Deptford more like this
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Vicky Foxcroft more like this
star this property uin 232058 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Department publishes quarterly statistics on “ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments including mandatory reconsiderations and appeals” which include figures on MR clearance times, available at Table 16 here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/esa-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessments-including-mandatory-reconsiderations-and-appeals-march-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/esa-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessments-including-mandatory-reconsiderations-and-appeals-march-2019</a></p><p> </p><p>MR is a key element of the decision making process for both the Department and claimants, and whilst ensuring they make quality decisions, decision makers work hard to clear applications without delay. Gathering the right evidence is critical at the MR stage if decisions are not to go to appeal; and we are reviewing our processes to not only obtain this, but to do so whilst continuing to make decisions timeously.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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less than 2019-03-20T11:15:27.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T11:15:27.593Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4491
unstar this property label Biography information for Vicky Foxcroft more like this