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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many advance payments of universal credit have been made following a claim for universal credit since its introduction; and what proportion of all claims that number represents. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett remove filter
star this property uin HL912 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-25more like thismore than 2017-07-25
star this property answer text <p>We are planning to publish data on the Universal Credit Advances in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T10:30:07.15Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T10:30:07.15Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
752465
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many claimants of universal credit have had to wait for more than six weeks for the first payment of universal credit; and what is the average waiting time. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett remove filter
star this property uin HL911 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-25more like thismore than 2017-07-25
star this property answer text <p><em> </em></p><p>The assessment period and payment structure of Universal Credit creates a fixed period between date of entitlement and the first payment.</p><p> </p><p>The policy intention is that claimants receive the first payment 5 weeks after their date of entitlement (6 weeks if waiting days are served). The assessment period runs for a full calendar month from the date of entitlement, and the UC pay date will be 7 calendar days after the end of the assessment period. This mirrors the world of work and allows for a 1 month period in which to gather information about a claimants’ earnings. Advances and budgeting support are available to support claimants during this period. Advances can provide up to 50% of a claimants indicative award straight away.</p><p> </p><p>The latest internal data, for week ending 19 June, suggests some 80% of cases were paid in full at the end of the first assessment period. For the 20% of cases who were not paid in full we estimate around a third have not signed up to their claimant commitment so cannot be paid until they have. The other two thirds have an outstanding verification issue, such as providing bank statements, evidence of childcare costs, or proof of rent. Many of these claimants receive a part-payment where elements of the claim have been verified.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL910 more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T10:29:56Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T10:29:56Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe remove filter
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4234
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
749239
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star this property date less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 9 February (HL5288), what progress they have made with the pilot scheme which aims to assist asylum applicants who have been granted leave to remain in the UK to make contact with the Department for Work and Pensions at the earliest opportunity; and whether they will publish the evaluation of that pilot. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett remove filter
star this property uin HL575 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
star this property answer text <p>The pilot was extended until the end of March 2017 and is currently being reviewed. We will be writing to key stakeholders with an update shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-07-12T11:45:17.82Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-12T11:45:17.82Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
752464
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the findings by Citizens Advice in its report Delivering Universal Credit, what steps they plan to take to reduce the time taken for the first payment of universal credit to be made. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett remove filter
star this property uin HL910 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-25more like thismore than 2017-07-25
star this property answer text <p><em> </em></p><p>The assessment period and payment structure of Universal Credit creates a fixed period between date of entitlement and the first payment.</p><p> </p><p>The policy intention is that claimants receive the first payment 5 weeks after their date of entitlement (6 weeks if waiting days are served). The assessment period runs for a full calendar month from the date of entitlement, and the UC pay date will be 7 calendar days after the end of the assessment period. This mirrors the world of work and allows for a 1 month period in which to gather information about a claimants’ earnings. Advances and budgeting support are available to support claimants during this period. Advances can provide up to 50% of a claimants indicative award straight away.</p><p> </p><p>The latest internal data, for week ending 19 June, suggests some 80% of cases were paid in full at the end of the first assessment period. For the 20% of cases who were not paid in full we estimate around a third have not signed up to their claimant commitment so cannot be paid until they have. The other two thirds have an outstanding verification issue, such as providing bank statements, evidence of childcare costs, or proof of rent. Many of these claimants receive a part-payment where elements of the claim have been verified.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL911 more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T10:29:55.917Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T10:29:55.917Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 Universal Credit more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many couples (1) with, and (2) without, dependent children are receiving Universal Credit in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales, and (d) Northern Ireland. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett remove filter
star this property uin HL14457 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold information on persons claiming Universal Credit in Northern Ireland. The available data is published at Stat Xplore.</p><p>The table below shows the number of couples in England, Wales and Scotland, with and without child dependants who are receiving Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Couple, no child dependant</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Couple, with child dependant(s)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>England</strong></p></td><td><p>39,798</p></td><td><p>105,955</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Wales</strong></p></td><td><p>2,502</p></td><td><p>5,511</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Scotland</strong></p></td><td><p>4,683</p></td><td><p>9,914</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Great Britain</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>46,987</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>121,385</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Source:</strong> Households on Universal Credit</p><p> </p><p><strong>Notes:</strong></p><ol><li>Statistical disclosure control has been applied to this table to avoid the release of confidential data. Totals may not sum due to the disclosure control applied.</li><li>A count date of the second Thursday of the month is used when calculating the statistics for the people on Universal Credit.</li><li>Further information on the background and methodology can be accessed via our latest statistical release.</li><li>These figures are provisional. These figures will be subject to revision in subsequent releases. It is expected that overall provisional figures will be within two per cent of their revised figure in future releases. Figures relating to the employment breakdown will be also be subject to revision.</li><li>The DWP does not hold this information for Northern Ireland. The responsibility for statistics in Northern Ireland lies with the Department for Communities.</li></ol>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-03-25T12:03:12.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T12:03:12.737Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 Universal Credit: Children more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times the child distress easement to Universal Credit work-related requirements has been applied to date in (1) England, (2) Wales, and (3) Scotland. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett remove filter
star this property uin HL12155 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not centrally record information on specific easements applied to individual claimants.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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HL12153 more like this
HL12154 more like this
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less than 2018-12-18T16:15:31.503Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T16:15:31.503Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 Jobseeker's Allowance: Domestic Abuse more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times the domestic violence and abuse easement to Jobseeker's Allowance has been applied for each year since 2012, including 2018 to date, in (1) England, (2) Wales, and (3) Scotland. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett remove filter
star this property uin HL12153 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not centrally record information on specific easements applied to individual claimants.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL12154 more like this
HL12155 more like this
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less than 2018-12-18T16:15:31.55Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T16:15:31.55Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
1022893
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star this property date less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 Universal Credit: Domestic Abuse more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times the domestic violence and abuse easement to Universal Credit work-related requirements has been applied to date in (1) England, (2) Wales, and (3) Scotland. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett remove filter
star this property uin HL12154 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not centrally record information on specific easements applied to individual claimants.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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HL12153 more like this
HL12155 more like this
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less than 2018-12-18T16:15:31.583Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T16:15:31.583Z
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star this property date less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 Universal Credit more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money has been provided to local authorities to support Universal Credit claimants for each year since the introduction of (1) Local Support Services, and (2) Universal Support. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett remove filter
star this property uin HL4050 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-12-20more like thismore than 2017-12-20
star this property answer text <p>‘Local Support Services’ and ‘Universal Support’ are the same. We started referring to the service as Universal Support in 2014/15.</p><p> </p><p>We published the Local Support Services Framework on 11 February 2013. The evidence from the Universal Support trials around joint working to support the needs of our disadvantaged customers informed the DWP Improving Lives policy paper (April 2017).</p><p> </p><p>There are no current plans to commission research in to the effectiveness of Universal Support but as announced by Secretary of State on 23 November 2017, we are exploring the scope for greater collaborative working with Citizens Advice and Citizens Advice Scotland to help claimants locally as they move to Universal Credit, within the Universal Support framework approach.</p><p> </p><p>Annual funding provided to Universal Credit for delivery of Universal Support is:</p><p> </p><p>• 2013/14 - £1.3m</p><p>• 2014/15 - £8.4m</p><p>• 2015/16 - £15.4m</p><p>• 2016/17 - £13.1m</p><p>• 2017/18 - £21.5m</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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HL4048 more like this
HL4049 more like this
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less than 2017-12-20T13:31:07.783Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-20T13:31:07.783Z
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star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 Offences against Children: Victims more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how the vulnerability of adult survivors of child sexual exploitation is taken into account by Jobcentre Plus staff and Department for Work and Pensions contractors. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett remove filter
star this property uin HL13523 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property answer text <p>DWP is committed to providing the best possible support for all our claimants, including the most vulnerable in society. We are continuously reviewing and improving the service for vulnerable people to ensure that it is accessible and responsive to their needs.</p><p> </p><p>Specific training and guidance is provided for all staff on working with different vulnerable groups. This includes developing the skills they need to support and communicate with a diverse range of customers, and specific training is provided for working with different vulnerable groups.</p><p> </p><p>We provide a tailored service that recognises those with complex needs at any point throughout their journey. Work Coaches will tailor conditionality, setting requirements based on what is reasonable for the individual’s circumstances. A claimant’s work search and availability requirements can be switched off for an agreed period of time, and other work-related requirements may be lifted too, where appropriate. This includes where the claimant has suffered domestic violence and abuse, or periods where a child in their care is suffering distress due to experiencing or witnessing violence or abuse.</p><p> </p><p>To assist identification and claimant support, each Jobcentre Plus site has a complex needs toolkit in place. These are maintained and reviewed locally and contain a named single point of contact for areas such as Homelessness, Care leavers and Prison leavers.</p><p> </p><p>Jobcentre staff also have access to information on services and support available in their local area for vulnerable claimants and will signpost claimants to national and local organisations who provide specialist support.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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HL13521 more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T14:05:36.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T14:05:36.653Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this