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star this property date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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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 Post Office Card Account 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 many (a) disabled social security recipients and (b) pension recipients have their payments made into a Post Office account. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 198328 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions provides Post Office card accounts to ensure that customers can continue to access their benefits and pensions in this way.</p><p> </p><p>As of October 2018 there were just under 1.2m active Post Office card accounts. In line with our wider policy on financial inclusion, we have always made it clear that payment into a bank, building society or credit union is the preferred way for all benefits to be paid.</p><p> </p><p>The information requested about the number of disabled social security and pension recipients is not available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 198724 more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T12:07:37.73Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T12:07:37.73Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
1019863
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star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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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 Post Office Card Account more like this
unstar 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 many claimants of (a) disability benefits and (b) the state pension have their benefits paid into a Post Office Card Account. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 198724 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>The Department for Work and Pensions provides Post Office card accounts to ensure that customers can continue to access their benefits and pensions in this way.</p><p> </p><p>As of October 2018 there were just under 1.2m active Post Office card accounts. In line with our wider policy on financial inclusion, we have always made it clear that payment into a bank, building society or credit union is the preferred way for all benefits to be paid.</p><p> </p><p>The information requested about the number of disabled social security and pension recipients is not available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 198328 more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T12:07:37.68Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T12:07:37.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1019338
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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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 Department for Work and Pensions: Email 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 claimants are given the option of receiving all correspondence from her Department via email if they have provided their email address. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 198187 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>Claimants who have a valid reasonable adjustment in place are permitted to receive correspondence from the Department by email should they request it. Claimants who do not have a reasonable adjustment in place are not permitted to receive correspondence from the Department by email as email is not classed as secure and there is an increased risk of data loss which could have a negative impact on both the individual and the Department.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Email must be used as a reasonable adjustment where it is requested by an individual disabled citizen who finds it difficult or impossible to communicate via other channels. Requesting communications via email must be for a valid reason which relates to the individual’s disability. Once email as a reasonable adjustment has been agreed the customer will be advised of the risks of data travelling over the unsecure network and being seen by 3<sup>rd</sup> parties via the confirmation email ‘disclaimer’ they receive.</p><p> </p>
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 2018-12-10T14:21:23.243Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T14:21:23.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1019902
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star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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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: EU Nationals 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 assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of widening the entitlement to UK welfare payments for EU citizens fleeing domestic violence in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 198882 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to tackling violence against all people, including domestic abuse which shatters the lives of victims and families.</p><p> </p><p>EU citizens are permitted to claim income-related benefits if they are legally and habitually resident in the UK and satisfy the eligibility conditions.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s consultation, ‘Transforming the Response to Domestic Abuse’, which ended in May 2018, sought views on protection and support for victims of domestic abuse, including those with no recourse to public funds. The Home Office is currently analysing the consultation responses and will publish the Government’s response in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T13:47:41.347Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T13:47:41.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4440
unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1020006
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star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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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 Children: Maintenance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much child support arrears are concerned in (a) Motherwell and Wishaw, (b) North Lanarkshire Westminster Parliamentary constituencies, and (c) Scotland, under the Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 198884 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As of June 2018 (most recent published regional data, rounded to nearest thousand), there were the following amounts of unpaid maintenance from Child Support Agency cases:</p><p> </p><p>(a) Motherwell and Wishaw parliamentary constituency - £4,034,000 of child support arrears</p><p> </p><p>(b) North Lanarkshire Local Authority - £17,366,000 of child support arrears</p><p> </p><p>(c) Scotland - £ 225,269,000 of child support arrears</p><p> </p><p>Figures for b and c are published in the regional tables of the Child Support Agency Quarterly Summary of Statistics <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-support-agency-quarterly-summary-of-statistics-june-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-support-agency-quarterly-summary-of-statistics-june-2018</a></p><p> </p><p>These amounts include all Child Support Agency cases with arrears. This includes cases where recent payments have been made and those where there has been no payment made within the last 3 months. The vast majority of these cases have received no recent payment, and it is only these cases that will be addressed under the Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
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 2018-12-10T10:21:05.63Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T10:21:05.63Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4440
unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1020013
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star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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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 Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services 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 her Department has contracts with external companies to provide call centre staff to advise social security claimants who contact DWP helplines. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral West more like this
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Margaret Greenwood more like this
star this property uin 198860 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The department has several contracts with external companies to answer calls from social security claimants across a range of DWP helplines.</p><p> </p><p>Details as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Supplier</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Contract</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Brief Description</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Serco</p></td><td><p>PIP</p></td><td><p>For customers wishing to make a claim for PIP</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="4"><p> </p></td><td><p>UC</p></td><td><p>For customers requiring an appointment for their UC claim</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Warm Home Discount</p></td><td><p>For Pension Credit customers requiring help with fuel bills</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Package B</p></td><td><p><ul><li>Carers Allowance – for customers wanting a claim pack</li><li>DLA/AA – for customers wanting a claim pack</li><li>National Benefit Fraud Helpline – taking details from citizens wanting to report suspected fraud activity</li><li>NINO appointments - making an appointment for NINO applicants</li><li>Jobcentre Enquiry Line – for customers wishing to contact a Jobcentre</li></ul></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Support for Mortgage Interest</p></td><td><p>For customers requiring an Informed Discussion about help with mortgage interest</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>G4S</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>CMG Options</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>For separating parents requiring advice about maintenance options</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Package A</p></td><td><p><ul><li>Pension Credit claims – for customers wishing to claim Pension Credit</li><li>Pension Credit Enquiries – for customers enquiring about their Pension Credit claim</li><li>State Pension Enquiries – for customers enquiring about their State Pension claim</li><li>Winter Fuel Enquiry Line – for customers enquiring about Winter Fuel payments</li><li>Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) New Claims – for customers wishing to claim JSA</li><li>Jobseekers Allowance Online (JSAOL) – appointment booking for customers applying for JSA online</li></ul></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Teleperformance</p></td><td><p>Pension Wise</p></td><td><p>First point of contact for customers requiring a Pension Wise appointment</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p>
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 2018-12-10T14:24:01.737Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T14:24:01.737Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Margaret Greenwood more like this
1020306
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star this property date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of the introduction of universal credit on the level of claimants’ rent arrears in the (a) private rented and (b) social rented sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
star this property uin 199472 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon Member to the reply to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-questions-answers/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;uin=181577" target="_blank">181577</a> on 29 October.</p><p><strong> </strong></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 2018-12-10T11:48:21.337Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T11:48:21.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1020385
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star this property date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
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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: Sheffield more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the commencement of universal credit in the Sheffield Woodhouse Jobcentre Plus area on 12 December 2018, if she will guarantee that new claims for that benefit will be paid before Christmas 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
star this property uin 199295 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department has extensive experience of paying claimants over holiday periods. We have also rolled out and paid Universal Credit to significant numbers of claimants over previous Christmas periods.</p><p> </p><p>All new claimants to Universal Credit have always been able to apply for a Universal Credit Advance in their first month if they need some financial support until the first regular payment of Universal Credit is made. This is up to 100% of the indicative award available and can be repaid over 12 months.</p><p> </p><p>We also provide an additional payment of 2 weeks of Housing Benefit to support claimants when they transition to Universal Credit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-12-10T14:46:08.397Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
1020386
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star this property date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
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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: Sheffield more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has plans to create a universal credit service centre in Sheffield. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
star this property uin 199296 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Every Universal Credit claimant in Sheffield has a dedicated case manager based in the Universal Credit Service Centre in Makerfield.</p><p> </p><p>There are currently no plans to create a new Universal Credit Service Centre in Sheffield</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T14:05:54.893Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T14:05:54.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
1020388
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star this property date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
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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 Jobcentres: Sheffield more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the total (a) cost of (i) redundancy payments, (ii) transfers for staff at the Eastern Avenue Jobcentre Plus site, (iii) travel for those staff and (iv) the alteration work required to the Cavendish Court site and (b) potential proceeds of the sale of the Eastern Avenue Jobcentre Plus site. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
star this property uin 199298 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The business case for the merger of Eastern Avenue Jobcentre into Cavendish Court Jobcentre considered the estimated costs of redundancies, excess fares for staff and building work at Cavendish Court Jobcentre.</p><p> </p><p>DWP did not own Eastern Avenue Jobcentre and its future is a matter for the landlord.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T14:34:50.493Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T14:34:50.493Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this