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1125414
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Maternity Payments: Young People 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 people under the age of 18 received a Sure Start Maternity grant in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 251984 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 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not collated centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T13:09:45.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T13:09:45.593Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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1597
unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1125419
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Universal Credit more like this
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, what financial support for the costs of childcare her Department provides to parents in receipt of universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 251987 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 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that childcare costs can affect parents’ decisions to take up paid work or increase their working hours. We are committed to helping parents into work.</p><p> </p><p>To overcome this barrier to employment, Universal Credit claimants are able to claim up to 85 per cent of their childcare costs, compared to 70% on the legacy system. This can be claimed up to a month before starting a job, and can be worth up to £13,000 a year for families with two children.</p><p> </p><p>Over the last few months we have been trialling a more flexible approach to parents who do not report their childcare costs on time. Following a successful pilot, we are now updating our guidance, so that Work Coaches have more flexibility and discretion to support parents’ claims for this essential service.</p><p> </p><p>The Universal Credit childcare policy also aligns with the wider government childcare offer, which includes free childcare hours and tax free childcare.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T13:04:12.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T13:04:12.117Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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1597
unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1125234
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Universal Credit: Mental Illness more like this
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, what provision her Department makes for universal credit claimants who are held on restriction under the Mental Health Act 1983. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 252000 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 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
star this property answer text <p>Entitlement to Universal Credit (UC) takes into account individual claimant circumstances, such as income, savings, assets and living arrangements. Should a claimant be held under the Mental Health Act 1983 they may not be eligible for UC.</p><p> </p><p>All claimants, including those who with mental health conditions, receive continuous tailored support through their personal work coaches, and all Departmental staff working with claimants complete extensive training that prepares them for their role. Specific training is provided for working with different vulnerable groups, with guidance to signpost claimants to relevant support, and these circumstances will be recorded on a claimant’s online account.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-05-17T12:18:34.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T12:18:34.303Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4433
unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
1125413
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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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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, what steps she is taking to ensure that all medical assessors for (a) disability living allowance and (b) personal independence payment are medical professionals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 251983 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 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
star this property answer text <p>For Disability Living Allowance, information about care and/or mobility needs is submitted on a claim form, supported by medical reports where necessary, which allows the department’s case managers to determine entitlement and make award decisions.</p><p> </p><p>Health Professionals that carry out Personal Independence Payment assessments on behalf of the department must have the following qualifications and experience:</p><p> </p><ul><li>are an occupational therapist, nurse (level 1), physiotherapist, doctor or paramedic</li><li>fully registered with the relevant licensing body (doctors must have a licence to practise)</li><li>the licensing body has not placed restrictions on the health professional's registration. In individual cases, this requirement may be wavered subject to prior written agreement with the department.</li><li>at least 2 years post full registration experience or less than 2 years post full registration experience by specific agreement with the department,</li><li>have passed a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.</li></ul><p> </p><p>Health Professionals are subject to a rigorous recruitment process followed by a comprehensive training programme in disability assessment for both physical and mental health conditions and have to be approved by the department. Health Professionals are then required to complete a programme of continuing professional development.</p>
unstar 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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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-17T13:16:59.933Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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1597
unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1125417
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Disability: Children more like this
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, what financial assistance her Department provides to parents who leave work to undertake full-time care for a child with a disability. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 251986 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 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
star this property answer text <p>The Department recognises that carers provide invaluable support for relatives, partners and friends who may be ill, frail or disabled. As such, there is an additional amount of benefit payable in Universal Credit to support carers who provide care of 35 hours or more each week for a severely disabled person. For claimants who meet these requirements an additional 160.20 per month is included in their Universal Credit entitlement for caring.</p><p> </p><p>Carer’s Allowance is also available to provide a measure of financial support for those who give up full-time employment to care for a severely disabled person for at least 35 hours a week. The rate of Carer’s Allowance has increased from £53.90 in 2010 to £66.15 a week, meaning an additional £635 a year for carers since 2010.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-05-17T12:49:54.153Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T12:49:54.153Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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1597
unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1125586
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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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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, what progress he has made on the review into 1.6 million personal independent payment claims. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington South more like this
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Faisal Rashid more like this
star this property uin 252589 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 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
star this property answer text <p>The administrative exercise to check whether claimants are eligible for more support under Personal Independence Payments, following the MH and RJ legal judgments, started in June 2018. DWP published management information on progress on checking potentially affected cases in December 2018. These figures showed that around 140,000 cases had been reviewed and cleared (as at 23<sup>rd</sup> November 2018). Figures are changing rapidly as we continue to check cases and progress is in line with our expectations. As part of December’s release, we committed to providing further updates at 6 monthly intervals.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-05-17T12:56:56.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T12:56:56.057Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4670
unstar this property label Biography information for Faisal Rashid more like this
1125630
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Universal Credit: Wales 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 people became ineligable for severe disability premium as a result of moving onto universal credit in Wales. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Arfon more like this
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Hywel Williams more like this
star this property uin 252504 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 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
star this property answer text <p>It is not possible to confirm exactly how many people in Wales became ineligible for the Severe Disability Premium (SDP) following their move to Universal Credit due to a change in circumstance. This is because each case must be individually assessed to determine whether SDP eligibility would have continued following the end of their claim to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Jobseekers’ Allowance (JSA) or Income Support (IS).</p><p> </p><p>Information on claimants of JSA and IS in receipt of SDP who have moved to Universal Credit would incur disproportionate cost in response to a Parliamentary Question.</p><p> </p><p>Since 16 January 2019 claimants who are in receipt of SDP or who have been entitled to an award of an existing benefit that included SDP in the previous month, and who have continued to meet the SDP eligibility conditions, have been prevented from moving onto Universal Credit if they experience a change in circumstances. Instead, these claimants will continue to claim legacy benefits until DWP move them onto Universal Credit where transitional protection will be available, thereby safeguarding their existing benefit entitlement.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is considering the detail of the recent court judgment regarding SDP, and will make a decision on their response in due course.</p>
unstar 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 2019-05-17T12:39:59.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T12:39:59.227Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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1397
unstar this property label Biography information for Hywel Williams more like this
1125662
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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: Medical Examinations more like this
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, when the contract with Capita to provide assessment services in relation with personal independence payment will expire. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim more like this
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Paul Girvan more like this
star this property uin 252616 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 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
star this property answer text <p>The department’s contract with Capita to deliver assessments for Personal Independence Payment in Central England &amp; Wales expires 31 July 2019. As announced last year the department intends to extend the contract until 2021.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-05-17T12:12:35.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T12:12:35.463Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4633
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this
1125663
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of mandatory reconsideration decisions in relation to personal independence payment resulted in a change in the amount of the payment received by the claimant. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim more like this
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Paul Girvan more like this
star this property uin 252617 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
star this property answer text <p>Statistics on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) clearances by type in Great Britain are published in Table 7B of the statistical publication “Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to January 2019”, available here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/personal-independence-payment-april-2013-to-january-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/personal-independence-payment-april-2013-to-january-2019</a></p><p /><p>These statistics include MRs against decisions where the customer was awarded PIP, disallowances post-referral to an Assessment Provider due to failing the assessment, disallowances pre-referral to an Assessment Provider, and disallowances post-referral to an Assessment Provider where the customer failed to attend the assessment.</p><p> </p><p>Statistics on the proportion of MRs resulting in a change in the amount of the payment received by the claimant is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p>
unstar 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 2019-05-17T12:06:12.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T12:06:12.423Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4633
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this
1125448
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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: Married People more like this
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, what steps she is taking to ensure continuity of receipt of benefits when the claimant gets married or experiences another change in circumstances. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 252106 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 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>DWP administer a wide range of benefits, all of which have different processes in place to deal with the vast range of potential changes to a claimant’s circumstances. How the change affects a claimant’s payments depends on the type of change, which benefit they are receiving, the claim’s status before the change occurs and whether the change was self-reported by the claimant or by a third party.</p><p> </p><p>In all cases the Department works with the claimant to ensure payment continuity wherever possible. There are processes in place to ensure that when a benefit recipient reports a change in circumstances, they continue to receive the correct award of that benefit, or are informed of what appropriate action they should take where the change effects continued entitlement.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-05-16T16:19:36.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T16:19:36.227Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4124
unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this