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star this property date less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Personal Savings more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text whether savings held in the name of children are taken into account in applications for universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 115797 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
star this property answer text <p>Savings and other capital held in the name of children are not taken into account in the assessment of Universal Credit entitlement. As with other means tested benefits, however, there are rules to prevent claimants depriving themselves of capital in order to claim Universal Credit or increase their entitlement to Universal Credit. If claimants deprive themselves of capital by gifting the capital to their children or placing it in a child’s account, notional capital of the amount deprived may still be taken into account when assessing entitlement to Universal Credit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T15:25:13.62Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T15:25:13.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Damian Hinds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text Whether universal credit claimants will lose money if they receive a disability premium in addition to income-based benefits. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sittingbourne and Sheppey more like this
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Gordon Henderson more like this
star this property uin 903001 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
star this property answer text <p>We simplified and rationised the various, complex disability premiums that exist in the legacy system and anyone in the Support Group who only qualifies for the Enhanced Disability Premium, will be better off in Universal Credit by over £90 per month.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2017-12-18T17:33:47.793Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-18T17:33:47.793Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Henderson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text Whether her Department has plans to redesign the reassessment process for benefit recipients with severe mental or physical disabilities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 909127 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to assessing people with health conditions and disabilities fairly and accurately, and helping people to access the right support. We made a clear commitment in <em>Improving Lives</em>: <em>The Future of Work, Health and Disability</em> to reform the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) and recognise the importance of getting this right. We are therefore testing new approaches to build the evidence base for what works, and working with external stakeholders to inform future changes to the WCA.</p><p> </p><p>Over the last year we have introduced new guidance into Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Universal Credit (UC), as well as updated guidance for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) to improve the service we provide for those with the most severe/lifelong conditions. For ESA/UC since September 2017 we have switched off routine reassessments for those who meet the Severe Conditions criteria, and since August 2018, those receiving the highest level of support in PIP, whose needs are unlikely to change or may get worse, will now receive an ongoing award with a light touch review at the ten year point.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2019-02-11T17:02:14.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T17:02:14.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-21more like thismore than 2018-05-21
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text When she last visited a personal independence payment assessment centre. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh North and Leith more like this
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Deidre Brock more like this
star this property uin 905452 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-21more like thismore than 2018-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The last time I attended a Personal Independence Payment assessment centre was 12th December 2017. I was struck by the professional and helpful attitude displayed by all the staff at the assessment centre.</p><p> </p><p>My Honourable Friend, the member for North West Hampshire (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance, Kit Malthouse MP) visited Vauxhall assessment centre on the 17th April 2018. Like me he found the visit extremely informative.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-05-21T16:10:15.647Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-21T16:10:15.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Deidre Brock more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-26more like thismore than 2018-03-26
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What steps the Government is taking to help young people with disabilities into work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 904565 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-26more like thismore than 2018-03-26
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to enabling young disabled people to fulfil their potential and achieve their aspirations. We provide a range of programmes and initiatives to support them, including:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Jobcentre support for schools, which targets young people that schools identify as being at risk of becoming NEET (not in employment, education or training), or who may otherwise be disadvantaged in the labour market – for example those with a health or disability issue.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The Young Person’s Supported Work Experience programme, which offers a personally tailored supported work experience opportunity for young people (aged 18 – 24) to enable them to fully benefit from time in the work place. This proof of concept is being tested in five Jobcentre Plus districts.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Tri-Work, a supported work experience proof of concept aimed at young people with special educational needs in years 10/11 in schools and special schools. This proof of concept is being tested in three local authorities.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The Local Supported Employment (LSE) proof of concept ‘place and train’ model, which aims to move disabled people into real jobs, at the going rate of pay, with support for both the individual and employer. This is being tested in nine local authorities.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Supported Internships, which all qualified post-16 education providers in England have been able to deliver Since September 2013. These are personalised study programmes, based primarily at a prospective employer, for young people with complex learning difficulties and/or disabilities.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Access to Work, which already offers support to disabled people undertaking a number of opportunities that help them to prepare for paid employment, including work experience, apprenticeships, supported internships and traineeships.</li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-03-26T16:47:07.75Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-26T16:47:07.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-01-22more like thismore than 2020-01-22
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Appeals more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What steps she is taking with the Secretary of State for Justice to reduce the waiting time for welfare benefit tribunal appeals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sittingbourne and Sheppey more like this
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Gordon Henderson more like this
star this property uin 900404 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2020-01-27more like thismore than 2020-01-27
star this property answer text <p>DWP is working with the Ministry of Justice to develop a new digital system with a view to enabling swifter processing of appeals and a better service for all parties to the proceedings. Personal Independence Payment, Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit claimants can now submit their appeal online.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2020-01-27T15:52:22.95Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-27T15:52:22.95Z
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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 Gordon Henderson more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-26more like thismore than 2018-03-26
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What steps she is taking to ensure that universal credit supports people in progressing at work and increasing their earnings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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Luke Hall more like this
star this property uin 904567 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-26more like thismore than 2018-03-26
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit provides us with the opportunity to support people to progress in work and we are currently developing the evidence base on how best to do this.</p><p> </p><p>Building on our existing suite of trials, which includes a large scale Randomised Control Trial on in-work progression, we have committed an additional £8m to testing different approaches to supporting people to progress.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-03-26T16:15:15.123Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-26T16:15:15.123Z
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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 Luke Hall more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-21more like thismore than 2018-05-21
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Pension Protection Fund: Carillion more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What steps she is taking to ensure that support is provided for former Carillion employees whose pensions will not be covered by the Pension Protection Fund. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sunderland Central more like this
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Julie Elliott more like this
star this property uin 905457 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-21more like thismore than 2018-05-21
star this property answer text <p>There are 12 Carillion DB schemes in the Pension protection Fund (PPF) assessment period.</p><p> </p><p>The PPF are working with scheme administrators to determine whether they can pay pensions at or above PPF benefits. Where a scheme cannot do this, the PPF will assume responsibility and pay compensation.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Individuals above their scheme’s normal pension age will receive 100% of their accrued pension, and all other members will receive 90%, subject to an overall cap.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2018-05-21T16:38:21.867Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-21T16:38:21.867Z
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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 Julie Elliott more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-01-22more like thismore than 2020-01-22
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Disability: Medical Examinations more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What steps she is taking to (a) reduce the number of assessments undertaken by people with disabilities and (b) ensure adequate support for those people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Holly Mumby-Croft more like this
star this property uin 900416 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-01-27more like thismore than 2020-01-27
star this property answer text <p>We have made improvements to reduce assessments for Work Capability and Personal Independence Payment. This includes reducing review frequency for pensioners and people with severe or progressive conditions. We are also exploring our manifesto commitment to ensure a minimum award review duration for PIP awards. The planned Green Paper will continue to look at how we can further improve the experience for people with health conditions and disabilities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2020-01-27T15:44:53.84Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-27T15:44:53.84Z
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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 Holly Mumby-Croft more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-26more like thismore than 2018-03-26
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Families more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What steps her Department is taking to strengthen families. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stafford more like this
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Jeremy Lefroy more like this
star this property uin 904566 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-26more like thismore than 2018-03-26
star this property answer text <p>DWP takes a range of steps to strengthen families. This includes helping families meet their eligible childcare costs when claiming Universal Credit; and providing Statutory Maternity Pay and Maternity Allowance. Our child maintenance reforms and new Reducing Parental Conflict Programme also aim to help parents collaborate, whether they are together or separated.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2018-03-26T16:23:55.14Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-26T16:23:55.14Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jeremy Lefroy more like this