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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 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, 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 more like this
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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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
1105581
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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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 remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 the letter from the hon. Member for Edinburgh East of 14 January 2019 and response from the Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work, of 12 March 2019, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of implementing a moratorium on benefits assessments for individuals involved in the Infected Blood Inquiry for the duration of that inquiry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Tommy Sheppard more like this
star this property uin 237736 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
star this property answer text <p>It is important that claimants are reassessed at appropriate intervals to ensure that their benefit entitlement is correct, as a person’s health condition and its impact on their capacity to work can change.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not therefore consider it appropriate to suspend assessments for individuals involved in the Infected Blood Inquiry for the duration of that Inquiry.</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 2019-04-01T16:45:06.06Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T16:45:06.06Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4453
unstar this property label Biography information for Tommy Sheppard more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
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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 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 medical assessment centres there are for (a) employment and support allowance applicants and (b) personal independence payment claimants living within 90 minutes travelling time by public transport from the PR1 8UQ postcode. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Mr Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 7685 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
star this property answer text <p /> <p>There are 4 assessment centres within 90 minutes travelling distance, by public transport, from PR1 8UQ for Employment and Support Allowance applicants: Preston, Burnley, Wigan, and Blackpool.</p><p> </p><p>There are currently 18 Personal Independence Payment assessment centres within 90 minutes travel time by public transport from the PR1 8UQ postcode, including two within the wider PR1 postcode area. A full list of PIP assessment centres in North West England is available at: <a href="http://www.atoshealthcare.com/pip/consultation_locations/north_west_england" target="_blank">http://www.atoshealthcare.com/pip/consultation_locations/north_west_england</a>.</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 2015-09-07T14:28:48.447Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-07T14:28:48.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
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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 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 people received assessments for both employment and support allowance and personal independence payment in (a) 2014 and (b) the first six months of 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hove more like this
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Peter Kyle more like this
star this property uin 9060 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-09more like thismore than 2015-09-09
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The information requested is not collated centrally 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
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less than 2015-09-09T13:58:19.013Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-09T13:58:19.013Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4505
unstar this property label Biography information for Peter Kyle more like this
416817
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
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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 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, what the average cost of an individual assessment for (a) employment and support allowance and (b) personal independence payment was in the last period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hove more like this
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Peter Kyle more like this
star this property uin 9061 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-09more like thismore than 2015-09-09
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Department considers this information to be commercially sensitive and release would prejudice the interests of service providers and the Department’s future dealings with them.</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 2015-09-09T14:03:59.64Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-09T14:03:59.64Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4505
unstar this property label Biography information for Peter Kyle more like this
1139366
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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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 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, whether his Department plans to work with medical practitioners to improve the quality of medical evidence for benefits claimants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 277678 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>In response to the Work and Pensions Select Committee report on Personal Independence Payment and Employment and Support Allowance assessments, published on 14 February 2018, the Department is currently working with the Assessment Providers and external stakeholders, such as NHS England, to improve healthcare professionals’ knowledge and understanding of medical evidence requirements for DWP benefits purposes.</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 2019-07-23T09:36:10.223Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T09:36:10.223Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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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 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, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of co-ordinating re-assessments for disabled claimants in receipt of employment support allowance and personal independence payments to avoid people having to undergoing multiple re-assessments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 219485 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to assessing people with health conditions and disabilities fairly and accurately, helping people to access the right support. We have already introduced the Severe Conditions Criteria for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)/Universal Credit (UC) claimants who have the most severe and lifelong health conditions. As well as providing ongoing awards with light touch review at ten years for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claimants with the highest needs, where those needs will not improve.</p><p> </p><p>I do consider there are potential merits, and the Department recently announced our intention to create an integrated service for PIP and Work Capability Assessments to join up processes around the assessments. This will streamline the customer journey, enabling more user-friendly and joined-up benefit systems. Going further we will also test the feasibility of using a single assessment to determine eligibility for PIP or capability for work within UC/ESA where claims are initially made for both benefits. This should inform our approach to reassessments.</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 2019-03-18T16:58:45.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T16:58:45.783Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-28more like thismore than 2016-01-28
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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 remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many venues where assessments for personal independence payments or employment and support allowance are carried out do not have (a) disabled parking facilities, (b) disabled access toilets, (c) a distance between the car park and the venue of 50 metres or less, (d) a ramp in addition to stairs to the entrance, where there are stairs; and for what reason it is not his Department's policy that such facilities must be provided at assessment centres. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
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Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
star this property uin 24736 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-02more like thismore than 2016-02-02
star this property answer text <p>The information you have requested is not readily available, and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost. All our sites fully comply with current legislation: Building Regulations, the Disability Discrimination Act and the Equalities Act 2010.</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 2016-02-02T10:21:56.677Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-02T10:21:56.677Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
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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 remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she has been taken to improve the process for (a) personal independence payment and (b) disability living allowance assessments for people with long-term genetic conditions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Haltemprice and Howden more like this
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Mr David Davis more like this
star this property uin 246447 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
star this property answer text <p>The Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment is designed to treat all health conditions and impairments fairly. PIP and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) awards (with the exception of claims made under special rules for the terminally ill) are determined on the basis of the needs arising from a long-term health condition or disability and not the health condition or disability itself. 31% of those on PIP receive the highest level of support, compared to 15% of DLA’s working-age claimants and 39% of reassessment claimants are getting a higher award on PIP compared to when they were on DLA.</p><p> </p><p>I can assure you however that we have considered the needs of people with long-term genetic conditions in developing the assessment. We consulted with a group of independent specialists in health, social care and disability, including representatives from Radar (who subsequently merged to become Disability Rights UK) and Equality 2025.</p><p> </p><p>Both Assessment Providers have an ongoing programme of regular engagement with organisations representing disabled people discussing many aspects of Personal Independence Payment. These organisations have also developed reports and briefings on specific conditions to inform both providers' training. There will be a continuing programme of professional development for assessors, monitored by the Department, and we expect this level of engagement to continue.</p><p> </p><p>We remain committed to providing support to disabled people, to better enable them to lead full, active, and independent lives.</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 2019-05-01T11:16:03.943Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-01T11:16:03.943Z
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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 Mr David Davis more like this
1122455
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star this property date less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
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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 remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she has taken to improve the process for (a) personal independence payment and (b) disability living allowance assessments for people with fluctuating conditions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Haltemprice and Howden more like this
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Mr David Davis more like this
star this property uin 246448 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
star this property answer text <p>We have designed Personal Independence Payment (PIP) to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for working age claimants to reflect a modern understanding of disability and treat all conditions fairly. PIP is more dynamic in responding to changes in a person’s needs compared to DLA for working age recipients, where over 70% had an indefinite award with little prospect of a review. DLA focus however has shifted to provide better support for disabled children under the age of 16, with continuous improvements being introduced.</p><p> </p><p>The PIP assessment is designed to accurately reflect the impact of variations in an individual's level of impairment. The criteria consider an individual’s ability over a 12-month period, ensuring that fluctuations are taken into account. Key to the benefit is a more objective assessment, which allows us to accurately and consistently assess individuals’ needs.</p><p> </p><p>It remains a fundamental principle that the assessment should not just consider whether an individual can complete an activity, but the manner in which they can do it. In March 2013, the Government made changes in the Regulations to make clear that consideration must be given to whether individuals can complete the assessment activities “safely, to an acceptable standard, repeatedly and in a reasonable time period”.</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 2019-05-01T11:05:03.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-01T11:05:03.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Davis more like this