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star this property date less than 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
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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 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, by when he plans for one million people to be in receipt of universal credit; and what steps he is taking to achieve this outcome. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
unstar this property uin 10000 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-16more like thismore than 2015-09-16
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Universal Credit programme has hit, or is on target to achieve, all of the dates we set out in Autumn 2014.</p><p> </p><p>The number of people on benefits is driven by a range of factors.</p><p> </p><p>Because of this, the programme measures progress by the successful achievement of milestones of its delivery plan rather than targets for numbers of claimants.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-09-16T15:08:26.937Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-16T15:08:26.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
419589
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star this property date less than 2015-09-17more like thismore than 2015-09-17
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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 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, pursuant to the Answer of 16 September 2015 to Question 10000, whether the milestone set in autumn 2014 of reaching 100,000 universal credit claims by May 2015 was achieved; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
unstar this property uin 10591 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
star this property answer text <p>The Universal Credit programme has hit, or is on target to achieve, all of the milestones the Secretary of State set out in Autumn 2014.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-10-12T15:55:25.737Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-12T15:55:25.737Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
419584
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-17more like thismore than 2015-09-17
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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 Social Security Benefits 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, with reference to the Answer of 24 March 2015 to Question 228133, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June 2015 to Question 748 and pursuant to the Answer of 15 September 2015 to Question 9414, why information on the number of hardship applications and the amount claimed in hardship payments will now no longer be available; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
unstar this property uin 10657 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number of hardship applications and awards is available and will be published. Information on how much has been claimed in hardship payments is not available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-10-12T15:52:36.47Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-12T15:52:36.47Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
420803
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
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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 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 he expects (a) all new benefit claims to be treated as claims for universal credit and (b) all existing benefit claims to be transferred to universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
unstar this property uin 11320 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-15more like thismore than 2015-10-15
star this property answer text <p>Government financial forecasts published in December 2014 outlined expectations that the transition phase for all new Universal Credit (UC) benefit claims will complete by June 2018.</p><p>The NAO Welfare Reform Report on UC outlined that the bulk of existing benefit claims will be migrated to UC by 2020 with the exception of some tax credit and employment service allowance claims which would be migrated thereafter.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-10-15T12:44:06.327Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-15T12:44:06.327Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-05more like thismore than 2015-06-05
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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 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, how many claimants are being served by the universal credit digital solution. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
unstar this property uin 1287 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p>We are on track with the plan for the delivery of Universal Credit: transforming the Welfare State and, when complete, delivering up to £7bn per year in economic benefits. Universal Credit is now operational in over 40% of jobcentres and will cover the whole country by Spring 2016. The Digital Solution is currently being tested in Sutton and is gradually being widened to take increased volumes in line with the test and learn approach, ensuring safe and secure delivery. Official statistics are not currently available for Sutton given it is a limited, controlled test.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 1289 more like this
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less than 2015-06-10T10:45:37.18Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-10T10:45:37.18Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
348738
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-05more like thismore than 2015-06-05
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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 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 plans he has to integrate different IT systems being developed for universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
unstar this property uin 1289 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
star this property answer text <p>We are on track with the plan for the delivery of Universal Credit: transforming the Welfare State and, when complete, delivering up to £7bn per year in economic benefits. Universal Credit is now operational in over 40% of jobcentres and will cover the whole country by Spring 2016. The Digital Solution is currently being tested in Sutton and is gradually being widened to take increased volumes in line with the test and learn approach, ensuring safe and secure delivery. Official statistics are not currently available for Sutton given it is a limited, controlled test.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 1287 more like this
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less than 2015-06-10T10:45:37.337Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-10T10:45:37.337Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
423411
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star this property date less than 2015-10-22more like thismore than 2015-10-22
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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 Employment 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, if he will make an assessment of lessons from the experience of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act in the US to inform his plans to replace the Work Programme when the current contracts come to an end. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
unstar this property uin 13096 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-27more like thismore than 2015-10-27
star this property answer text <p>We continuously review our employment programmes and consider global good practice examples.</p><br /><p>Many features of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act are consistent with the current Work Programme framework and with Universal Credit which ensures work always pays and enables earnings tracking.</p><br /><p>We are considering how proposed improvements in the structure of US services could benefit UK employment support in the design of our future offers, for example our cross government look into supporting collaborations between services at a local level.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-10-27T14:08:16.007Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-27T14:08:16.007Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
423410
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star this property date less than 2015-10-22more like thismore than 2015-10-22
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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 Vacancies: Internet 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, whether he plans to continue the Universal Jobmatch service after the contract expires in April 2016; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
unstar this property uin 13097 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-27more like thismore than 2015-10-27
star this property answer text <p>DWP intends to exercise its right under the current contract to extend the service for a further 12 months. Commercial discussions are currently underway with the supplier.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-10-27T13:54:30.327Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-27T13:54:30.327Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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163
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
424392
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star this property date less than 2015-10-27more like thismore than 2015-10-27
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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 Social Security Benefits: Multiple Sclerosis 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, in what ways his Department's requirements for reassessment of continuing claims for (a) employment and support allowance and (b) personal independence payment by people with multiple sclerosis reflect the degenerative nature of that condition. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
unstar this property uin 13626 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-30more like thismore than 2015-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The Work Capability Assessment (WCA) assesses individuals against a set of functional descriptors not specific conditions, as two people with the same condition can be affected in different ways. This does however take account of how fluctuating and degenerative conditions, such multiple sclerosis, affect a claimant’s ability to work.</p><br /><p>A healthcare professional gives advice on when they think a claimants functional capability may have changed sufficiently to trigger a change in the outcome of the WCA. Re-referral dates chosen can be 3, 6, 12, 18, 24 or 36 months depending on when it is considered most appropriate for the claimant to have their next contact with the Department.</p><br /><p>Decisions on claims to Personal Independence Payment are made by case managers and are based on advice received from the assessment providers following an assessment, together with any other evidence received. People with a progressive condition, and who are not expected to live beyond six months, are not required to attend a face-to-face assessment and their claims will always be decided on the basis of the evidence received.</p><br /><p>Claims to Personal Independence Payment are looked at individually, considering the impact on daily living and mobility of the impairment or health condition, rather than solely basing the decision on the impairment or health condition itself. Award durations and reviews are based on an assessment of whether the individual’s functional abilities are likely to deteriorate, improve or stay the same. Reviews ensure that claimants continue to receive the appropriate level of award throughout their claim, including claimants with degenerative conditions who may get a higher award at review to reflect a deterioration in their condition.</p><br />
star this property answering member constituency Witham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 13629 more like this
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less than 2015-10-30T14:11:04.057Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-30T14:11:04.057Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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163
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
424381
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-27more like thismore than 2015-10-27
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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 Social Security Benefits 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 frequently a person with a (a) multiple sclerosis and (b) another degenerative disease should be required to attend an assessment in connection with their claim for (i) employment and support allowance and (ii) personal independence payment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
unstar this property uin 13629 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-30more like thismore than 2015-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The Work Capability Assessment (WCA) assesses individuals against a set of functional descriptors not specific conditions, as two people with the same condition can be affected in different ways. This does however take account of how fluctuating and degenerative conditions, such multiple sclerosis, affect a claimant’s ability to work.</p><br /><p>A healthcare professional gives advice on when they think a claimants functional capability may have changed sufficiently to trigger a change in the outcome of the WCA. Re-referral dates chosen can be 3, 6, 12, 18, 24 or 36 months depending on when it is considered most appropriate for the claimant to have their next contact with the Department.</p><br /><p>Decisions on claims to Personal Independence Payment are made by case managers and are based on advice received from the assessment providers following an assessment, together with any other evidence received. People with a progressive condition, and who are not expected to live beyond six months, are not required to attend a face-to-face assessment and their claims will always be decided on the basis of the evidence received.</p><br /><p>Claims to Personal Independence Payment are looked at individually, considering the impact on daily living and mobility of the impairment or health condition, rather than solely basing the decision on the impairment or health condition itself. Award durations and reviews are based on an assessment of whether the individual’s functional abilities are likely to deteriorate, improve or stay the same. Reviews ensure that claimants continue to receive the appropriate level of award throughout their claim, including claimants with degenerative conditions who may get a higher award at review to reflect a deterioration in their condition.</p><br />
star this property answering member constituency Witham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 13626 more like this
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less than 2015-10-30T14:11:04.137Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-30T14:11:04.137Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this