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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 remove filter
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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 more like this
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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
147652
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
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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 Welfare Assistance Schemes: Bolton 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, how much funding was allocated to Bolton Council in 2014-15 for local welfare assistance schemes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East remove filter
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 213962 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 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>The funding for Bolton Council is shown in the table below. This information can be found on page 35 of the “Local welfare provision review”, published on 5th November 2014, which is available in the House Library, as well as on the Gov.uk website <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-welfare-provision-review" target="_blank">Local welfare provision review - Publications - GOV.UK</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p>2013/14</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>2014/15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Local Authority</p></td><td><p>Programme Funding (AME)</p></td><td><p>Admin Funding (DEL)</p></td><td><p>Totals</p></td><td><p>Programme Funding (AME)</p></td><td><p>Admin Funding (DEL)</p></td><td><p>Totals</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bolton</p></td><td><p>£1,017,045</p></td><td><p>£214,909</p></td><td><p>£1,231,954</p></td><td><p>£1,017,045</p></td><td><p>£196,987</p></td><td><p>£1,214,032</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T11:49:16.883Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T11:49:16.883Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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3924
unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
147653
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
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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 Welfare Assistance Schemes 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, how many local authorities his Department consulted during the review of local welfare assistance schemes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East remove filter
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 213963 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 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>We consulted all 150 local authorities that received funding. A questionnaire was sent to them. We received 106 replies. This was followed up with in-depth interviews with twelve local authorities from across the country. The “Local welfare provision review”, published on 5th November 2014, is available in the House Library, as well as on the Gov.uk website.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-welfare-provision-review" target="_blank">Local welfare provision review - Publications - GOV.UK</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T11:53:59.4Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T11:53:59.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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3924
unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
167852
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
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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 State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad 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 assessment he has made of the potential merits of unfreezing state pensions for British citizens living in Commonwealth countries; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East remove filter
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 217127 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 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The policy of this Coalition Government on the up-rating of UK state pensions paid to people living overseas is the same as that of successive post-war Governments. Namely to up-rate such pensions where we are legally required to under the terms of EU law or a bilateral social security agreement. There are no plans to change policy on this issue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-12-08T16:34:06.757Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-08T16:34:06.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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3924
unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
167859
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
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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 Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing 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 he has made of the proportion of people affected by the under-occupancy penalty who have subsequently moved into a smaller home. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East remove filter
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 217111 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 2014-12-10more like thismore than 2014-12-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>This information is not available.</p><p> </p><p>It is not possible to calculate the proportion of those affected by the removal of the spare room subsidy policy to date due to the dynamic nature of the caseload (i.e. every month there are on-flows as well as off-flows). However a recent DWP ad hoc publication did show that between May and December 2013 around 19,000 of the caseload downsized within the social rented sector over this period. This is likely to be an understatement and it does not include those who have downsized to the private rented sector.</p><p> </p><p>This represents around 10% of all those who during this period were no longer subject to a reduction in their housing benefit award due to the policy.</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 2014-12-10T14:59:18.877Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-10T14:59:18.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
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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 Pensions 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 discussions he has had with employers on the creation of collective defined contribution pension schemes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East remove filter
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 217110 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 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Officials and ministers have had a number of conversations, during the policy development and consultation process, with employers who may be potentially interested in establishing collective arrangements for their employees. We cannot give details of the organisations concerned due to commercial sensitivities. We also sought input about the types of schemes that might be attractive to employers through our Defined Ambition and Collective Industry Working Groups.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-12-09T12:10:10.987Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-09T12:10:10.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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3924
unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
167861
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
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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 Employment and Support Allowance more like this
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 assessment he has made of recent trends in the number of people claiming employment and support allowance; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East remove filter
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 217109 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 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
star this property answer text <p>Statistics on the number of Employment and Support Allowance claimants are published at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-statistics-tabulation-tool" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-statistics-tabulation-tool</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users is available at:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-tabulation-tool-guidance" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-tabulation-tool-guidance</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-12-08T13:13:01.957Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-08T13:13:01.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
46386
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
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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 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 plans he has to penalise companies who have failed to carry out medical assessments for personal independence payments in a timely manner. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East remove filter
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 194646 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>We are committed to ensuring personal independence payment (PIP) claimants receive high quality, objective, fair and accurate assessments. Since the introduction of PIP new claims in April 2013, we have been closely monitoring all aspects of the process.</p><p>As personal independence payment (PIP) is a new benefit, processes are currently bedding in. Our latest analysis is telling us that the end-to-end claimant journey is taking longer than expected. We are working closely with the assessment providers to ensure that they are taking all necessary steps to improve performance, speed up the process and ensure claimants receive a satisfactory experience. We are also seeking to ensure that all the steps in the process run as smoothly as possible and that there are no barriers in our processes and systems that contribute to claims taking longer than necessary to progress.</p><p>Whilst there are no statutory (legal) requirements to complete action on a claim to PIP within a specified time, we have set both personal independence payment assessment providers a target for the length of time to complete assessments of 30 working days.</p><p>Any delays experienced in the new claims process will not affect the date from which claimants are paid; all successful claims will be paid from the date the claim was initially made or the date the qualifying period is met, whichever is the later.</p><p>As for the administration of all benefits, a claimant is free to complain about the service they have received from the Department for Work and Pensions. Complaints about the service received from our assessment providers should be made direct to the relevant assessment provider. A complaint may result in a special payment if the claimant has experienced unfair treatment or suffered financially.</p><p>The Department has robust expectations for provider performance and contracts include a full set of service level agreements setting out expectations for service delivery, including quality of assessments and the number of days to provide advice to the Department. Officials meet regularly with both assessment providers to discuss performance. The contracts include a range of remedies and failure to meet contractual obligations will result in the Department applying service credits in line with the contract.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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194642 more like this
194643 more like this
194644 more like this
194645 more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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3924
unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
46387
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
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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 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 compensation is available to those suffering financial hardship as a result of failure to carry out assessments for personal independence payments in a timely manner. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East remove filter
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 194645 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 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>We are committed to ensuring personal independence payment (PIP) claimants receive high quality, objective, fair and accurate assessments. Since the introduction of PIP new claims in April 2013, we have been closely monitoring all aspects of the process.</p><p>As personal independence payment (PIP) is a new benefit, processes are currently bedding in. Our latest analysis is telling us that the end-to-end claimant journey is taking longer than expected. We are working closely with the assessment providers to ensure that they are taking all necessary steps to improve performance, speed up the process and ensure claimants receive a satisfactory experience. We are also seeking to ensure that all the steps in the process run as smoothly as possible and that there are no barriers in our processes and systems that contribute to claims taking longer than necessary to progress.</p><p>Whilst there are no statutory (legal) requirements to complete action on a claim to PIP within a specified time, we have set both personal independence payment assessment providers a target for the length of time to complete assessments of 30 working days.</p><p>Any delays experienced in the new claims process will not affect the date from which claimants are paid; all successful claims will be paid from the date the claim was initially made or the date the qualifying period is met, whichever is the later.</p><p>As for the administration of all benefits, a claimant is free to complain about the service they have received from the Department for Work and Pensions. Complaints about the service received from our assessment providers should be made direct to the relevant assessment provider. A complaint may result in a special payment if the claimant has experienced unfair treatment or suffered financially.</p><p>The Department has robust expectations for provider performance and contracts include a full set of service level agreements setting out expectations for service delivery, including quality of assessments and the number of days to provide advice to the Department. Officials meet regularly with both assessment providers to discuss performance. The contracts include a range of remedies and failure to meet contractual obligations will result in the Department applying service credits in line with the contract.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
194642 more like this
194643 more like this
194644 more like this
194646 more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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3924
unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
46389
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
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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 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 he has made of the reasons for backlogs of medical assessments for personal independence payments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East remove filter
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 194642 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 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>We are committed to ensuring personal independence payment (PIP) claimants receive high quality, objective, fair and accurate assessments. Since the introduction of PIP new claims in April 2013, we have been closely monitoring all aspects of the process.</p><p>As personal independence payment (PIP) is a new benefit, processes are currently bedding in. Our latest analysis is telling us that the end-to-end claimant journey is taking longer than expected. We are working closely with the assessment providers to ensure that they are taking all necessary steps to improve performance, speed up the process and ensure claimants receive a satisfactory experience. We are also seeking to ensure that all the steps in the process run as smoothly as possible and that there are no barriers in our processes and systems that contribute to claims taking longer than necessary to progress.</p><p>Whilst there are no statutory (legal) requirements to complete action on a claim to PIP within a specified time, we have set both personal independence payment assessment providers a target for the length of time to complete assessments of 30 working days.</p><p>Any delays experienced in the new claims process will not affect the date from which claimants are paid; all successful claims will be paid from the date the claim was initially made or the date the qualifying period is met, whichever is the later.</p><p>As for the administration of all benefits, a claimant is free to complain about the service they have received from the Department for Work and Pensions. Complaints about the service received from our assessment providers should be made direct to the relevant assessment provider. A complaint may result in a special payment if the claimant has experienced unfair treatment or suffered financially.</p><p>The Department has robust expectations for provider performance and contracts include a full set of service level agreements setting out expectations for service delivery, including quality of assessments and the number of days to provide advice to the Department. Officials meet regularly with both assessment providers to discuss performance. The contracts include a range of remedies and failure to meet contractual obligations will result in the Department applying service credits in line with the contract.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
194643 more like this
194644 more like this
194645 more like this
194646 more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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3924
unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this