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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits remove filter
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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, further to the answer by Baroness Buscombe on 19 July, stating that "on underpayments, I should be clear that no one suffered a cash loss", what is their definition of a cash loss; what term a claimant should use to describe an underpayment; what is the difference between an underpayment, a payment in full and an overpayment; and whether they consider an overpayment to be a cash benefit to the recipient. more like this
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Lord Touhig more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>No-one suffered a cash loss when they were converted from incapacity benefits to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) because where the amount of ESA they were entitled to was lower than the previous incapacity benefit award, it was ‘topped up’ to match their previous award by a transitional addition.</p><p> </p><p>We are unable to say whether someone has been underpaid on conversion from incapacity benefit to ESA and is due arrears of benefit until we have gathered the necessary financial information (by way of an ESA3 form) and reviewed their award.</p><p> </p><p>Overpayments are when a claimant is paid more in benefit than they are entitled to. Underpayments are when a claimant is paid less than they are entitled to. The Department seeks to recover overpayments of benefit in accordance with the appropriate legislation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-07-31T12:22:19.65Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-31T12:22:19.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Touhig more like this