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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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: East Ayrshire more like this
star this property house id 1 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 oral contribution of 1 July 2019, Official Report, Column 903, what additional funding has been made available to East Ayrshire Council to mitigate the costs associated with the roll-out of universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 272890 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
star this property answer text <p>New Burdens funding has been provided to councils to cover additional costs associated with Universal Credit. In 2017/18 the Department paid £13m in New Burdens funding and paid £14m in New Burdens for 2018/19. Last year we worked with a number of Local Authorities to refresh these costs resulting in £18m in New Burdens being paid in 2019/20. 67 Local Authorities received a total of £4.7m in extra payments to recognise alleged additional costs caused in the early stages of roll out.</p><p> </p><p>The East Ayrshire Council has received £169k from the Department in New Burden funding.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to work with number of Local Authorities to further understand their service costs to inform future funding requirements.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 272891 more like this
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less than 2019-07-12T13:52:47.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T13:52:47.387Z
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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 Alan Brown more like this
1135597
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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: Severe Disability Premium more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the letter from the Leader of the House to the hon. Member for High Peak on 7 June 2019 on universal credit managed migration regulations, when she plans to make an announcement on her Department's policies on the migration of people who received severe disability premium from legacy benefits to universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 270820 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>On 3 May 2019, the High Court handed down a judgment in relation to Universal Credit and the Severe Disability Premium (SDP). The judgment quashed the SDP related parts of the draft Universal Credit (Managed Migration Pilot and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019.The Department is currently considering the options open to us and will respond in due course.</p><p> </p><p>We plan to begin the “Move to UC” pilot in July 2019.</p><p><strong> </strong></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
star this property grouped question UIN 270819 more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T12:35:48.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T12:35:48.403Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1133002
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Migrant Workers: Qualifications more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the IPPR report Measuring the benefits of integration: The value of tackling skills underutilisation published 18 June 2019, what assessment her Department has made of the number of migrants in the UK employed in positions for which they are overqualified. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 266100 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The department has made no assessment of the number of migrants in the UK employed in positions for which they are overqualified.</p><p>We are working closely with the Department for Education, Mayoral Combined Authorities/Local Enterprise Partnerships, learning providers and employers to develop Local Industrial Strategies and implement Skills Advisory Panels within local areas which will help achieve a better balance between skills supply and labour market demand in local areas.</p><p>We are building evidence to develop an understanding of what works to support people on Universal Credit, who are working, to progress. One of the ways in which people can progress is to consider their skills and abilities. We wish to ensure that claimants make good decisions that are right for them, as well as understanding their barriers and support needs. Our programme of research and testing seeks to deliver this evidence to help us support people to reach their potential.</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 2019-07-02T12:09:49.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T12:09:49.47Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1130873
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Employment Schemes: Young People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to sections five and six of the evaluation of the Young and Successful programme, published by Groundwork Greater Nottingham in 2018, if she will take steps to ensure that young people furthest from the labour market are not adversely affected by payment by results requirements of employability programmes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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Cat Smith more like this
star this property uin 262407 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The department offers a whole range of support of employment provision, of which contracted provision is one element. There is insufficient evidence from previous programmes, to show young people furthest from the labour market are adversely affected by payment by results requirements of employment programmes. For example, the extensive independently run Work Programme evaluation (https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/425081/rr892.pdf) suggested that there was not a significant amount of variation in the level of support received and in general most participants were happy with the support they received. Published statistics suggest that job outcome rates were similar by age, indicating diverse groups of people can benefit from this provision.</p><p>Helping young people who are furthest from the labour market is a priority and the department has a variety of support to which we refer young people. 18 to 21 year olds who are in the all work requirements group take part in the Youth Obligation Support Programme which is now in every Jobcentre in Great Britain. Working with young people the Jobcentre can assess the particular need of the young person and then refer them to the most appropriate place. For example, sector-based work academies last for up to 6 weeks and have elements of work experience, short training and a guaranteed interview for a real apprenticeship or other job. Those further from the labour market may benefit from a traineeship which can last for up to 6 months and includes a focus on helping the young person reach level 2 in English and Maths.</p><p> </p><p>The department continues to gain learning from previous programmes and evaluations to ensure it designs tailored provision, such as the new Work and Health Programme, that has minimum support levels for all customers and deliver improved outcomes to the customer and the department.</p>
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 2019-06-13T15:25:14.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T15:25:14.937Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
1137726
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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: Disqualification more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to page 43 of the NAO report on the cost of administering benefit sanctions published in 2016, what estimate she has made of the cost of administering conditions and sanctions for social security benefits in the most recent year for which data is available. 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 275218 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not collated centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</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 2019-07-15T15:32:01.443Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T15:32:01.443Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Margaret Greenwood more like this
1136399
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether welfare advisers have the discretion not to impose job seeking conditions on a claimant in their (a) customer agreement and (b) claimant commitment when that claimant is no longer entitled to employment and support allowance and is advised to claim universal credit. 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 272130 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>When people move from ESA to UC due to a change of circumstances (e.g. house move) not connected to their WCA, they will move into the equivalent conditionality group. Work search requirements are not imposed on people who have been found to have Limited Capability for Work or Limited Capability for Work and Work Related activity.</p><p> </p><p>When people move from Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) to Universal Credit (UC) due to being found ‘fit for work’ at their work capability assessment (WCA) their UC conditionality will be decided based on their individual and household circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>There are a range of circumstances on UC where work-related requirements must be switched off temporarily because people are experiencing difficult personal circumstances and our work coaches do have the discretion to reduce or suspend job seeking conditions on their Claimant Commitment. Even for people who have been found fit for work, work coaches may still agree to tailor the number of hours, type, and location of work, to take account of the person’s health condition. Work coaches receive training on how to adjust conditionality to reflect a person’s individual circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>People who are full time carers or have caring responsibility for a child under 1 will not be asked to complete any work related requirements when they move to UC in recognition of their current situation.</p>
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 2019-07-08T17:00:22.893Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T17:00:22.893Z
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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 Frank Field more like this
1105486
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star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Tax Allowances: Occupational Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether universal credit claimants are able to deduct the tax relief claimed by relief at source pension schemes from their earned income figure to calculate their award of universal credit. 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 237575 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>100% of contributions to employer pension schemes, whether Net or Relief at Source pensions, will be taken into account when calculating the level of employed earnings in UC. This means that a UC claimant that contributes to either type of pension will, automatically (where employers report the information correctly), have their UC entitlement calculated on their taxable pay, after their pension contribution. This ensures fairness for all affected UC employed claimants.</p><p> </p><p>If there is some discrepancy in the way in which it’s reported, DWP will manually ensure that the Relief at Source pension contribution is deducted before any UC entitlement is calculated on their employed earnings.</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 2019-06-17T15:25:05.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:25:05.92Z
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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 Stephen Timms more like this
1133371
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether there is a minimum level of income that a universal credit claimant must retain after a 40 per cent reduction to repay an advance has been applied. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 266652 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>There is no set minimum level Universal Credit award for a claimant to retain. A claimant’s award will reflect their individual circumstances, topping up any earnings or other income that they may have, so their Universal Credit might just constitute a small proportion of their total income. Deductions from the award are calculated in relation to the Universal Credit standard allowance and the maximum rate of deductions cannot normally exceed 40 per cent of the Universal Credit standard allowance. From October 2019 this will be reduced to 30 per cent.</p><p /><p> </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
star this property grouped question UIN 267165 more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T16:41:12.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:41:12.507Z
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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 Steve McCabe more like this
1133561
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether there is a minimum level of income that a claimant of universal credit must retain after a 40 per cent reduction to repay an advance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 267165 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>There is no set minimum level Universal Credit award for a claimant to retain. A claimant’s award will reflect their individual circumstances, topping up any earnings or other income that they may have, so their Universal Credit might just constitute a small proportion of their total income. Deductions from the award are calculated in relation to the Universal Credit standard allowance and the maximum rate of deductions cannot normally exceed 40 per cent of the Universal Credit standard allowance. From October 2019 this will be reduced to 30 per cent.</p><p /><p> </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
star this property grouped question UIN 266652 more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T16:41:12.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:41:12.587Z
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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 Steve McCabe more like this
1134120
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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, whether the date of a universal credit claim is protected in the contract Citizen's Advice have with her Department to support such claims. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central more like this
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Alison Thewliss more like this
star this property uin 268555 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>The Help To Claim support is not a contract arrangement with Citizens Advice and Citizens Advice Scotland. They are funded by a grant agreement to deliver the Help To Claim service that runs alongside the national Jobcentre offer, and provides additional and alternative support for claimants who need help making their first claim. This personalised support helps to ensure that there is no need for a claimant to have their claim backdated to the point of contact. Instead, through either Citizens Advice or DWP, claimants are able to access immediate support to make their claim in a timely manner.</p><p> </p><p>There are some specific, designated circumstances in which the Department has the ability to backdate a claim, for example if someone is taken ill. However, there is not a legal basis whereby a third party, including Citizens Advice and Citizens Advice Scotland, can ‘protect the date of claim’ for Universal Credit claimants based on first contact. A Universal Credit claim begins when a completed claim is submitted.</p>
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 2019-06-27T13:43:34.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T13:43:34.77Z
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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 Alison Thewliss more like this