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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Refugees remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on collaboration between the Home Office and her Department to ensure that refugees are able to access the employment support and social security benefits that they are entitled to. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
tabling member printed
Thangam Debbonaire more like this
uin 237692 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions is working in partnership with the Home Office to improve processes for refugees claiming benefits. In order to achieve this aim we have set up the Post Grant Appointment Scheme (PGAS).</p><p> </p><p>The scheme involves contacting persons at the point when they are granted refugee status to see if they wish to apply for benefits and require assistance to do so. If they say they do, an appointment at a local DWP office is arranged for them.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-05T10:22:09.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-05T10:22:09.037Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
4433
label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
539712
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-07-18more like thismore than 2016-07-18
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Refugees remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether people resident in Britain with (a) refugee or (b) humanitarian protection status can claim (i) personal independence payments and (ii) employment and support allowance. more like this
tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
tabling member printed
Diana Johnson more like this
uin 43216 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2016-07-21more like thismore than 2016-07-21
answer text <p>Refugees and people in Great Britain with humanitarian protection status who are disabled and in need of financial support are entitled to claim Jobseeker’s Allowance, Employment Support Allowance or Universal Credit, and Personal Independence Payment, providing they meet all the necessary conditions of entitlement set out in regulations.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-07-21T15:40:52.087Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-21T15:40:52.087Z
answering member
4017
label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
tabling member
1533
label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
711533
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-03-15more like thismore than 2017-03-15
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Refugees remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
tabling member printed
Thangam Debbonaire more like this
uin 68175 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
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
answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-03-20T17:42:14.243Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-20T17:42:14.243Z
answering member
3969
label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
tabling member
4433
label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
685354
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-02-06more like thismore than 2017-02-06
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Refugees remove filter
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 14 December 2016 (HL3927), what the new process being piloted by the Department for Work and Pensions in conjunction with the Home Office consists of; what evaluation has been made of its impact; whether that evaluation will be published; and if so, when. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
uin HL5258 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2017-02-09more like thismore than 2017-02-09
answer text <p>The pilot aims to assist asylum applicants who have been granted leave to remain in the UK to make contact with DWP at the earliest opportunity. Once a customer who has been granted leave to remain in the UK ceases to be eligible for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) financial support they will be contacted by UKVI to establish whether they would like any assistance with making an appointment with DWP. If they indicate that they would need assistance then UKVI will contact DWP on their behalf to make an appointment for them to attend their nearest jobcentre. UKVI will relay the details of this appointment back to the customer and will ensure that they are aware of the information that they need to take with them.</p><p> </p><p>The pilot is expected to run to the end of February 2017 and will be reviewed to determine if this additional support has facilitated a better transition from asylum support to mainstream benefits. This will then inform the length of support UKVI should provide to all asylum applicants who are granted leave to remain. DWP will write to the Work and Pensions Select Committee with an update later this year.</p>
answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-02-09T15:59:49.437Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-09T15:59:49.437Z
answering member
2616
label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
tabling member
4234
label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
1047096
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Refugees remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many resettled refugee families arriving in the UK since 2015 under the (a) Vulnerable Person’s Resettlement Scheme, (b) Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme and (c) Gateway Protection Programme are subject to the benefit cap. more like this
tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
tabling member printed
Kate Green more like this
uin 211734 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
answer text <p>The Department does not hold this data on our administration system for capped households under Housing Benefit or Universal Credit.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-29T13:13:39.473Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T13:13:39.473Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4120
label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
1027176
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Refugees remove filter
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 29 June (HL8775), when they will publish the findings of their monitoring of the supported handover process for refugees. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
uin HL12358 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
answer text <p>This was an internal evaluation and therefore we do not plan to formally publish the findings.</p><p>However, we intend to write to the Work and Pensions Select Committee in the New Year detailing our findings and our response to the Committee will, as is usually the case, be placed in the public domain.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-20T12:26:01.19Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T12:26:01.19Z
answering member
3349
label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
tabling member
4234
label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
1046314
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Refugees remove filter
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish guidance that sets out the additional help that is available through the Department for Work and Pensions' vulnerable person’s pathway for refugees who accept assistance through the Post Grant Appointment Service. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
uin HL13022 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
answer text <p>Refugees who accept assistance through the Post Grant Appointment Service will be assessed to ascertain whether they have complex needs and so require additional support to ensure that their customer journey is equal in quality and outcome to that of someone who does not have complex needs.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-05T15:14:39.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T15:14:39.56Z
answering member
3349
label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
tabling member
4234
label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this