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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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 Universal Credit: Domestic Abuse 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, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2019 to Question 212664 on Universal Credit: Domestic Violence, what recent discussions her Department has had with the Scottish Government on the implementation of separate universal credit payments by default; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Midlothian more like this
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Danielle Rowley more like this
unstar this property uin 253698 more like this
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unstar 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>When an individual suffering from domestic abuse requests a split payment, we will make split payments available to them.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst DWP is not intending to introduce split payments by default, as a department we respond positively to requests for split payments, and can take other actions to support those experiencing abuse, such as making a managed payment of rent direct to landlords. We also ensure that claimants who disclose domestic abuse are signposted to specialist organisations for support. All work coaches undergo mandatory training regarding how to support vulnerable claimants, including recognising the signs of domestic abuse.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to work closely with the Scottish Government to establish the practicalities of delivering split payments in Scotland.</p> more like this
star 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 2019-05-16T13:42:04.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T13:42:04.52Z
star this property answering member
4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
star this property tabling member
4628
unstar this property label Biography information for Danielle Rowley more like this
1127204
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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 Universal Credit: Domestic Abuse 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, pursuant to the Answer of 16 May 2019 to Question 253698 on Universal Credit: Domestic Abuse, what progress has been made on establishing the practicalities of delivering separate payments in Scotland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Midlothian more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Danielle Rowley more like this
unstar this property uin 255374 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The development of a detailed policy to split payments of Universal Credit in Scotland is something for the Scottish Government to determine.</p><p> </p><p>Any policy has to be capable of implementation and as a consequence must fit with the existing architecture of the system if it is not to undermine system stability for all claimants across Great Britain.</p><p> </p><p>Scottish Government final proposals have not yet been shared with the Government. We welcome the great care Scottish Government is taking with this.</p><p> </p><p>When a comprehensive set of proposals has been decided upon by the Scottish Government, we will provide advice on timing and implementation dates, with regard to the wider plan to deliver Universal Credit and the relative priorities of split payment proposals against other demands.</p><p> </p><p>Officials from both Governments continue to explore these issues together to see if a workable solution to the many issues raised can be found.</p> more like this
star 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 2019-05-21T12:50:22.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T12:50:22.017Z
star this property answering member
4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
star this property tabling member
4628
unstar this property label Biography information for Danielle Rowley more like this
442764
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2016-01-05more like thismore than 2016-01-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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 Universal Credit: Domestic Abuse 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, how many applicants for Universal Credit have requested split payments on the grounds of domestic abuse since the launch of universal credit in the pilot areas; and what proportion of the total number of applicants have so claimed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Yardley more like this
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Jess Phillips more like this
unstar this property uin 21059 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-11more like thismore than 2016-01-11
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not currently available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2016-01-11T16:39:37.933Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-11T16:39:37.933Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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4370
unstar this property label Biography information for Jess Phillips more like this
445623
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2016-01-18more like thismore than 2016-01-18
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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 Universal Credit: Domestic Abuse 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, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2016 to Question 21059, on universal credit: domestic violence, for what reasons that information is not currently available; and whether his Department plans to collect such information in the future. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Yardley more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Jess Phillips more like this
unstar this property uin 22840 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-26more like thismore than 2016-01-26
star this property answer text <p>The Department published a strategy for releasing official statistics on Universal Credit. As outlined in the strategy, officials are currently quality assuring a range of data for Universal Credit. It is for this reason that the information requested is not currently available.</p><p>During 2016 we will be increasing the range of statistics on Universal Credit, which will be published in accordance with the relevant protocols in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2016-01-26T17:29:48.707Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-26T17:29:48.707Z
star this property answering member
4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
star this property tabling member
4370
unstar this property label Biography information for Jess Phillips more like this
931340
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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 Universal Credit: Domestic Abuse 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, what assessment she has made of the suitability of the universal credit single payment in cases of financial abuse towards one person in a couple. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
unstar this property uin 157725 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-02more like thismore than 2018-07-02
star this property answer text <p>We have made an assessment about the suitability of Universal Credit single payments in cases of financial abuse towards one person in a couple. This was outlined in the attached letter, dated 15 May 2018, to the Work and Pensions Select Committee.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2018-07-02T16:49:38.863Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-02T16:49:38.863Z
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4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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star this property file name 157725 Letter to the Work and Pensions Select Committee.pdf more like this
star this property title Letter to the Work and Pensions Select Committee more like this
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4036
unstar this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
834058
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-01-30more like thismore than 2018-01-30
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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 Universal Credit: Domestic Abuse 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, what training has been provided to his Department's employees who are engaged in administering universal credit on the specific needs and requirements of victims of domestic abuse in relation to their claim for such credit and other benefits. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
unstar this property uin 125815 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-02more like thismore than 2018-02-02
star this property answer text <p>There is support in Universal Credit to help those in domestic abuse situations. For example the payment can be divided between two members of the household. This is known as a Split Payment and it is designed to prevent hardship to the claimant and their family. It can be considered in certain specific situations such as domestic violence or where financial abuse occurs or one partner mismanages the UC payment, but will not always be appropriate. In cases where the UC payment includes housing costs, a split payment would be accompanied by a Managed Payment to the landlord to safeguard the home and provide greater assistance for the claimant’s household.</p><p>All Department for Work and Pensions staff working with customers complete training that prepares them for their role. This includes developing the skills they need to support and communicate with a diverse range of customers. Specific training is provided for working with different vulnerable groups, with guidance to signpost customers to relevant support, including people who have been the victims of domestic violence. And these circumstances will be recorded on a claimant’s online account so DWP staff are aware. Staff are expected to identify and support vulnerable claimants, recognise and consider the impact of complex circumstances and adjust the requirements expected from claimants.</p><p>Furthermore, awareness training on the identification of claimants with complex needs is ongoing. A ‘hub’ of information which focuses on claimants with complex needs including victims of domestic violence is available to all staff, with a named single point of contact at each site.</p><p>Claimants including those fleeing domestic violence can make a Universal Credit claim without a bank account, instructions are provided when they get to the bank account page of their online claim. Relatives or appointee’s bank accounts could also be used in the short term, however we would always prefer the claimant to have and use their own bank account which we can support them in obtaining. Claimants have access to post office accounts or simple payments if they do not have a bank account.</p><p>Claimants fleeing domestic violence have always been exempt from waiting days and 100% advances are available to provide support in the first assessment period.</p><p>Furthermore, the Department has taken steps to ensure that all Universal Credit claimants are aware of the availability of advances, including victims of domestic abuse and other vulnerable groups. Work Coaches identify and support vulnerable claimants, recognising and considering the impact of complex circumstances.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
125816 more like this
125818 more like this
125819 more like this
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less than 2018-02-02T12:43:03.82Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-02T12:43:03.82Z
star this property answering member
4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
star this property tabling member
4463
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
834059
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-01-30more like thismore than 2018-01-30
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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 Universal Credit: Domestic Abuse 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, what provision is in place for universal credit payments to be made using Post Office or other non-bank account means to people who have an alternative payment arrangement in place as a result of domestic violence or financial coercion and abuse. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
unstar this property uin 125816 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-02more like thismore than 2018-02-02
star this property answer text <p>There is support in Universal Credit to help those in domestic abuse situations. For example the payment can be divided between two members of the household. This is known as a Split Payment and it is designed to prevent hardship to the claimant and their family. It can be considered in certain specific situations such as domestic violence or where financial abuse occurs or one partner mismanages the UC payment, but will not always be appropriate. In cases where the UC payment includes housing costs, a split payment would be accompanied by a Managed Payment to the landlord to safeguard the home and provide greater assistance for the claimant’s household.</p><p>All Department for Work and Pensions staff working with customers complete training that prepares them for their role. This includes developing the skills they need to support and communicate with a diverse range of customers. Specific training is provided for working with different vulnerable groups, with guidance to signpost customers to relevant support, including people who have been the victims of domestic violence. And these circumstances will be recorded on a claimant’s online account so DWP staff are aware. Staff are expected to identify and support vulnerable claimants, recognise and consider the impact of complex circumstances and adjust the requirements expected from claimants.</p><p>Furthermore, awareness training on the identification of claimants with complex needs is ongoing. A ‘hub’ of information which focuses on claimants with complex needs including victims of domestic violence is available to all staff, with a named single point of contact at each site.</p><p>Claimants including those fleeing domestic violence can make a Universal Credit claim without a bank account, instructions are provided when they get to the bank account page of their online claim. Relatives or appointee’s bank accounts could also be used in the short term, however we would always prefer the claimant to have and use their own bank account which we can support them in obtaining. Claimants have access to post office accounts or simple payments if they do not have a bank account.</p><p>Claimants fleeing domestic violence have always been exempt from waiting days and 100% advances are available to provide support in the first assessment period.</p><p>Furthermore, the Department has taken steps to ensure that all Universal Credit claimants are aware of the availability of advances, including victims of domestic abuse and other vulnerable groups. Work Coaches identify and support vulnerable claimants, recognising and considering the impact of complex circumstances.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
125815 more like this
125818 more like this
125819 more like this
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less than 2018-02-02T12:43:03.883Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-02T12:43:03.883Z
star this property answering member
4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
star this property tabling member
4463
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
834061
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-01-30more like thismore than 2018-01-30
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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 Universal Credit: Domestic Abuse 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, what provision his Department has in place to review the initial waiting period in cases where a partner of a cohabiting or married household has left the household due to domestic violence and as a result is forced to make a new claim for universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
unstar this property uin 125818 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-02more like thismore than 2018-02-02
star this property answer text <p>There is support in Universal Credit to help those in domestic abuse situations. For example the payment can be divided between two members of the household. This is known as a Split Payment and it is designed to prevent hardship to the claimant and their family. It can be considered in certain specific situations such as domestic violence or where financial abuse occurs or one partner mismanages the UC payment, but will not always be appropriate. In cases where the UC payment includes housing costs, a split payment would be accompanied by a Managed Payment to the landlord to safeguard the home and provide greater assistance for the claimant’s household.</p><p>All Department for Work and Pensions staff working with customers complete training that prepares them for their role. This includes developing the skills they need to support and communicate with a diverse range of customers. Specific training is provided for working with different vulnerable groups, with guidance to signpost customers to relevant support, including people who have been the victims of domestic violence. And these circumstances will be recorded on a claimant’s online account so DWP staff are aware. Staff are expected to identify and support vulnerable claimants, recognise and consider the impact of complex circumstances and adjust the requirements expected from claimants.</p><p>Furthermore, awareness training on the identification of claimants with complex needs is ongoing. A ‘hub’ of information which focuses on claimants with complex needs including victims of domestic violence is available to all staff, with a named single point of contact at each site.</p><p>Claimants including those fleeing domestic violence can make a Universal Credit claim without a bank account, instructions are provided when they get to the bank account page of their online claim. Relatives or appointee’s bank accounts could also be used in the short term, however we would always prefer the claimant to have and use their own bank account which we can support them in obtaining. Claimants have access to post office accounts or simple payments if they do not have a bank account.</p><p>Claimants fleeing domestic violence have always been exempt from waiting days and 100% advances are available to provide support in the first assessment period.</p><p>Furthermore, the Department has taken steps to ensure that all Universal Credit claimants are aware of the availability of advances, including victims of domestic abuse and other vulnerable groups. Work Coaches identify and support vulnerable claimants, recognising and considering the impact of complex circumstances.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
125815 more like this
125816 more like this
125819 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-02-02T12:43:03.947Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-02T12:43:03.947Z
star this property answering member
4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
star this property tabling member
4463
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
834062
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-01-30more like thismore than 2018-01-30
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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 Universal Credit: Domestic Abuse 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 provisions the Government has in place to ensure the timeous processing and payment of advance payments under universal credit to claimants leaving a household due to domestic abuse; and what processes the Government has in place to identify such claimants and ensure that they are made aware of advance payments in such circumstances. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Chris Stephens more like this
unstar this property uin 125819 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-02more like thismore than 2018-02-02
star this property answer text <p>There is support in Universal Credit to help those in domestic abuse situations. For example the payment can be divided between two members of the household. This is known as a Split Payment and it is designed to prevent hardship to the claimant and their family. It can be considered in certain specific situations such as domestic violence or where financial abuse occurs or one partner mismanages the UC payment, but will not always be appropriate. In cases where the UC payment includes housing costs, a split payment would be accompanied by a Managed Payment to the landlord to safeguard the home and provide greater assistance for the claimant’s household.</p><p>All Department for Work and Pensions staff working with customers complete training that prepares them for their role. This includes developing the skills they need to support and communicate with a diverse range of customers. Specific training is provided for working with different vulnerable groups, with guidance to signpost customers to relevant support, including people who have been the victims of domestic violence. And these circumstances will be recorded on a claimant’s online account so DWP staff are aware. Staff are expected to identify and support vulnerable claimants, recognise and consider the impact of complex circumstances and adjust the requirements expected from claimants.</p><p>Furthermore, awareness training on the identification of claimants with complex needs is ongoing. A ‘hub’ of information which focuses on claimants with complex needs including victims of domestic violence is available to all staff, with a named single point of contact at each site.</p><p>Claimants including those fleeing domestic violence can make a Universal Credit claim without a bank account, instructions are provided when they get to the bank account page of their online claim. Relatives or appointee’s bank accounts could also be used in the short term, however we would always prefer the claimant to have and use their own bank account which we can support them in obtaining. Claimants have access to post office accounts or simple payments if they do not have a bank account.</p><p>Claimants fleeing domestic violence have always been exempt from waiting days and 100% advances are available to provide support in the first assessment period.</p><p>Furthermore, the Department has taken steps to ensure that all Universal Credit claimants are aware of the availability of advances, including victims of domestic abuse and other vulnerable groups. Work Coaches identify and support vulnerable claimants, recognising and considering the impact of complex circumstances.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
125815 more like this
125816 more like this
125818 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-02-02T12:43:03.993Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-02T12:43:03.993Z
star this property answering member
4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
star this property tabling member
4463
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
1059858
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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 Universal Credit: Domestic Abuse remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 process is for beginning a new universal credit application in the event of a relationship breakdown as a result of domestic violence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
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Alison McGovern more like this
unstar this property uin 220205 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
star this property answer text <p>When a victim comes into a Jobcentre fleeing domestic abuse, we do everything we can to support the victim. Our primary aim is to determine the immediate priority needs for the individual. We support people by helping them to open a new claim and put in place an advance where needed, which provides access to funds in 2-3 hours. Where further or specialised support is required, we seek to establish the best approach for that individual, utilising links with local partnerships and charities. We directly liaise with these organisations immediately and agree next steps with the victim.</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 2019-02-20T15:30:26.94Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T15:30:26.94Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison McGovern more like this