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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-15more like thismore than 2017-03-15
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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: Refugees remove filter
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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 9 February 2017 to Question 63202, on jobcentres: refugees, and with reference to his Department's internal review in 2016, what the reasons were for refugees not applying for benefits sufficiently early to enable their benefit claim to be processed before their asylum assistance ceased; and what steps are being taken in the Government's pilot project to alleviate or prevent those reasons arising. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
unstar this property uin 68175 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 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
star this property answer text <p>There are many reasons as to why a refugee, once granted status, may not immediately make a claim to benefit.</p><p> </p><p>The process we are currently piloting involves a facilitated transfer for those who have been granted leave to remain in the UK, from asylum support to mainstream welfare provision, encouraging them to make contact with DWP at the earliest opportunity.</p><p> </p><p>The pilot has been extended until the end of March 2017 and will then be evaluated to determine if this additional support has resulted in an application to benefits being received sufficiently early to enable it to be processed before the refugee’s asylum support ceases.</p><p> </p><p>DWP will write to the Work and Pensions Select Committee with an update later this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2017-03-20T17:42:14.243Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-20T17:42:14.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this