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1133648
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Personal Independence Payment more like this
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 recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of personal independence payment for additional costs that claimants have as a result of their disabilities or health conditions. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
uin 267191 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
answer text <p>Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is intended to act as a contribution towards the extra costs that arise as a result of a long-term health condition or disability and entitlement is assessed on the basis of the needs arising from a health condition or disability, rather than the health condition or disability itself.</p><p>At the core of PIP’s design is the principle that awards of the benefit should be made according to a claimant’s overall level of need. The scope of the criteria does not include a direct assessment of an individual’s extra costs.</p><p>PIP is uprated annually to maintain its value.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-25T11:31:52.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T11:31:52.063Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1133144
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Personal Independence Payment more like this
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 estimate she has made of the average time taken to reach an outcome for mandatory re-considerations of personal independence payment applications. more like this
tabling member constituency Aberdeen North more like this
tabling member printed
Kirsty Blackman more like this
uin 266707 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
answer text <p>Statistics on the average clearance time for Mandatory Reconsiderations (MR) for Personal Independence Payment are found in Table 7C, ‘MR Clearance Time (median calendar days), Normal Rules, by month of clearance’ of the quarterly statistical publication ‘Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to April 2019’ published by the Department for Work and Pensions and available here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/personal-independence-payment-april-2013-to-april-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/personal-independence-payment-april-2013-to-april-2019</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-24T12:58:57.85Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T12:58:57.85Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4357
label Biography information for Kirsty Blackman more like this
1133190
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Work Capability Assessment more like this
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 assessment she has made of the adequacy of training for fit-to-work assessors to assess a person's mental health. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 266653 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
answer text <p>All Healthcare Professionals receive training on how to assess the impact of mental health conditions on individuals. This is followed by on-going professional training and support which continues for the duration of their employment in the role. In addition, Mental Health Function Champions support Healthcare Professionals by providing additional expertise about mental health, cognitive, developmental and learning disabilities and can be referred to at any time during the assessment process.</p><p>Health Assessment Providers frequently engage with medical experts, charities and relevant stakeholders to strengthen, review and update training programmes for all their assessment staff.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-24T13:17:35.207Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T13:17:35.207Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1133192
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Work Capability Assessment: Veterans more like this
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 assessment he has made of the adequacy of training for fit-to-work assessors for military veterans. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 266654 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
answer text <p>Military Veterans who claim Employment and Support Allowance/Universal Credit are likely to have a variety of health conditions both physical and mental health related. Healthcare Professionals undertaking work capability assessments are equipped to identify the impact of these conditions as part of the existing assessment process.</p><p>All Healthcare Professionals carrying out work capability assessments are medically qualified and highly-trained practitioners in their own field. They are subject to a rigorous recruitment process followed by a comprehensive training programme in disability assessment. The assessment is not a medical assessment requiring the Healthcare Professional to diagnose a condition and recommend treatment options. The focus is on ensuring Healthcare Professionals are experts in disability analysis, drawing on evidence supplied by the individual and their GP or specialist clinical team, with knowledge of the likely functional effects of a wide range of health conditions.</p><p>While preparing to undertake an assessment, Healthcare Professionals can access a wide range of clinical resources to research any conditions presented. This includes evidence based protocols, e-learning modules or case studies as well as keeping knowledge up to date through Continuous Professional Development.</p>
answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-24T12:14:51.293Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T12:14:51.293Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1133303
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Employment: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome more like this
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 recent steps she has taken to support people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis in the workplace. more like this
tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Morgan more like this
uin 266886 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
answer text <p>Access to Work offers practical and financial support with the additional costs faced by individuals whose health or disability affects the way they do their job, including people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME).</p><p>Although we do not disaggregate data for people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis in the Access to Work statistics, last year we published ‘Access to Work: Qualitative research with applicants, employers and delivery staff’, which included a case study for an applicant with ME. The individual in question returned to employment in a call centre role after 10 years off due to ill-health. Through Access to Work, they received a suitable chair and keyboard, which greatly reduced the joint pain they had been experiencing and enabled them to stay in the new role.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-24T12:34:41.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T12:34:41.11Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4653
label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1133304
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Employment: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome more like this
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 steps she is taking to ensure that job centre staff are aware of the effect of myalgic encephalomyelitis on an individual's ability to work. more like this
tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Morgan more like this
uin 266887 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
answer text <p>The Department is committed to ensuring all claimants have access to the right tailored support when they need it. Work Coaches are trained to adjust conditionality to reflect individual circumstances, particularly those with caring responsibilities or health conditions.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-24T12:43:15.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T12:43:15.8Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4653
label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1133383
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Incapacity Benefit more like this
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 estimate she has made of the amount of funding allocated to incapacity benefit as a proportion of (a) GDP and (b) the GDP average of OECD member states, excluding the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
uin 266847 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
answer text <p>According to latest OECD data, the UK spent 1.85% of its GDP to support disabled people and those with health conditions. The OECD average is 1.93%.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>UK</p></td><td><p>OECD Average (including UK)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total (share of GDP)</p></td><td><p>1.85%</p></td><td><p>1.93%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: <a href="https://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?datasetcode=SOCX_AGG" target="_blank">https://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?datasetcode=SOCX_AGG</a>, OECD 2015 data (latest data point).</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-24T12:39:07.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T12:39:07.637Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1132832
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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 the estimated total cost to the public purse has been of payments made to claimants of universal credit that did not receive the severe disability premium as a result of natural migration. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow North West more like this
tabling member printed
Carol Monaghan more like this
uin 266160 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
answer text <p>The requested information is not available.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>It is not possible to confirm exactly how many people in receipt of the Severe Disability Premium (SDP) will receive back payments following their natural migration to Universal Credit. Each case must be individually assessed to determine whether SDP eligibility would have continued following the end of their legacy benefit claim.</p><p> </p><p>On Friday 3 May 2019, the High Court handed down a judgment in relation to Universal Credit and the SDP. We are currently considering the options open to us and will respond in due course.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-24T13:25:34.923Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T13:25:34.923Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4443
label Biography information for Carol Monaghan more like this
1132836
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance more like this
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 estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of employment support allowance back-payments owed to claimants. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow North West more like this
tabling member printed
Carol Monaghan more like this
uin 266163 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
answer text <p>Latest published forecasts of arrears owed to ESA claimants underpaid on conversion from Incapacity Benefit are available here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esa-underpayments-forecast-numbers-affected-forecast-expenditure-and-progress-on-checking/esa-underpayments-forecast-numbers-affected-forecast-expenditure-and-progress-on-checking" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esa-underpayments-forecast-numbers-affected-forecast-expenditure-and-progress-on-checking/esa-underpayments-forecast-numbers-affected-forecast-expenditure-and-progress-on-checking</a></p><p> </p><p>The most recent published information on arrears already paid to claimants affected by underpayments on conversion from Incapacity Benefit is available here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esa-underpayments-forecast-numbers-affected-forecast-expenditure-and-progress-on-checking/may-2019-esa-underpayments-progress-on-checking" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esa-underpayments-forecast-numbers-affected-forecast-expenditure-and-progress-on-checking/may-2019-esa-underpayments-progress-on-checking</a></p>
answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-24T12:21:28.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T12:21:28.597Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4443
label Biography information for Carol Monaghan more like this
1132838
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Personal Independence Payment more like this
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 estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of personal independence back-payments owed to claimants. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow North West more like this
tabling member printed
Carol Monaghan more like this
uin 266164 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
answer text <p>The information requested is not collated centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-24T12:27:50.083Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T12:27:50.083Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4443
label Biography information for Carol Monaghan more like this