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star this property date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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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 Personal Independence Payment: Postural Tachycardia Syndrome 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 and what proportion of claimants of personal independence payment with Postural Tachyacardia Syndrome (a) did not receive an award after their first assessment and (b) received an award at tribunal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 196298 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 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
unstar this property answer text <p>In relation to part (a), statistics on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) first assessment outcomes at disability level are not readily available and have not previously been published as Official Statistics. We are producing the statistics requested and issuing them in an Official Statistics release on 11<sup>th</sup> December 2018 in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.</p><p> </p><p>In relation to part (b), since PIP was introduced, 40 people with a primary disabling condition of tachycardia who were disallowed PIP after their initial assessment went on to receive an award at tribunal. The figures in (b) have been rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p> </p><p>Overall, since PIP was introduced 3.5m decisions have been made up to June 2018, of these 9% have been appealed and 4% have been overturned.</p><p> </p><p>Appeals, data is based on primary disabling condition as recorded on the PIP computer systems. Claimants may often have multiple disabling conditions upon which the decision is based but only the primary condition is shown in these statistics. The lowest level of detail available in this data allows us to identify claimants with a primary disabling condition of tachycardia, but not Postural Tachycardia Syndrome.</p><p> </p><p>The appeals may include decisions which are changed at mandatory reconsideration, and where the claimant continues to appeal for a higher PIP award, are then changed again at tribunal appeal.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton remove filter
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less than 2018-12-03T17:30:49.747Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T17:30:49.747Z
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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 Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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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 Work Capability Assessment: Slavery more like this
star 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, whether victims of modern slavery are exempt from the requirement to take an annual work capability assessment; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 213946 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 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
unstar this property answer text <p>Ending modern slavery is one of this Government’s top priorities, and we are sensitive to the challenges faced by victims. We have worked with the Salvation Army to improve the service provided by DWP to victims. The purpose of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) is to assess the impact of mental and physical health conditions, including any resulting from being a victim of modern slavery on a person, so that the right level of benefit and support can be provided. There are no exemptions from being assessed for those claiming Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), or Universal Credit (UC) due to illness or disability. In addition to completing the application form or forms people or those supporting them are encouraged to provide additional evidence, including medical reports, to support their claim. If it is possible for the assessor to provide advice to the decision maker without requiring the claimant to attend a face-to-face assessment, they will do so.</p><p><br></p><p>The WCA is not an annual assessment. Re-referral dates can be up to 24 months for those found to have limited capability for work, and up to 3 years for those found to have limited capability for work-related activity. Furthermore, from 29 September 2017 those placed in ESA’s Support Group and the UC equivalent who have the most severe and lifelong health conditions or disabilities, whose level of function would always mean that they would have Limited Capability for Work and Work-Related Activity, and be unlikely ever to be able to move into work, will no longer be routinely reassessed.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton remove filter
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less than 2019-02-04T16:42:28.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T16:42:28.837Z
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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 Vernon Coaker more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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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 UN Convention On the Rights of Persons With Disabilities more like this
star 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, what the Government's timescale is for (a) acknowledging the concluding observations from the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities and (b) responding to that convention's recommendations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury North more like this
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James Frith more like this
star this property uin 214659 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 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
unstar this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Government is committed to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and to the progressive realisation of the rights for disabled people that it sets out.</p><p> </p><p>We have provided our first report to the UN Committee as requested. We published this report on 6 September 2018. This report and accompanying ministerial letter setting out the UK's progress are available on GOV.UK website:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/disabled-peoples-rights-information-following-the-uks-first-periodic-review" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/disabled-peoples-rights-information-following-the-uks-first-periodic-review</a></p><p> </p><p>I tabled a Written Statement (HCWS938) on 6 September 2018, providing an update on the UK’s follow-up response to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-09-06/HCWS938" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-09-06/HCWS938</a></p><p> </p><p>We will be responding to the recommendations in the Concluding Observations during our next periodic review, currently scheduled for 2023. In the meantime, we will be preparing in due course, as recommended by the UN Committee, a progress update on the 2016 inquiry recommendations.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton remove filter
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less than 2019-02-08T12:57:03.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-08T12:57:03.687Z
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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 James Frith more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Disability: Advisory Services more like this
star 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, with reference to the White Paper, Improving Lives published in November 2017, when the funding for Jobcentre Plus Community Partners and additional Disability Employment Advisers is due to end; and whether the Department has plans to allocate additional funding for those initiatives. 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 188029 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 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
unstar this property answer text <p>Funding for Jobcentre Plus Community Partners and additional Disability Employment Advisers has been agreed up until 31st March 2019.</p><p> </p><p>There is a range of support available for claimants with a health condition or disability, including one-to-one support from Work Coaches, The Work and Health Programme and the Personal Support package. Our overall aim is for work coaches to continue to develop the skills and confidence to provide good coaching and effective support. Disability Employment Advisers and Community Partners are among a number of the enablers in place to support this priority.</p><p> </p><p>We are carrying out continuous evaluation, including a review of the Community Partner and Disability Employment Adviser role functions. Recommendations from this review will be considered by Ministers and DWP Senior Leaders as they decide how to ensure that we continue to provide a cohesive support offer beyond 31st March 2019.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton remove filter
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less than 2018-11-12T16:30:33.64Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:30:33.64Z
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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 Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Disability: Advisory Services more like this
star 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, whether she has plans to undertake an assessment of the adequacy of the Jobcentre Plus Personalised Support Package for disabled people. 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 188030 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department has commissioned an externally contracted evaluation of the Jobcentre Plus Personalised Support Package. This will explore the experiences of claimants, employers, providers and DWP staff, of the personalised support provided through the package.</p><p> </p><p>A synthesis report of the over-arching evaluation will be published in Autumn 2021.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton remove filter
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less than 2018-11-12T16:26:59.673Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:26:59.673Z
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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 Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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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
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star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Blaenau Gwent more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of (a) personal independence payment and (b) employment and support allowance in Blaenau Gwent constituency were successful in appeals in relation to their entitlement in (i) 2017-18 and (ii) since April 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent more like this
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Nick Smith more like this
star this property uin 188789 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
unstar this property answer text <p>Personal Independence Payment (PIP) appeals -</p><p> </p><p>In the Blaenau Gwent constituency, (i) 130 claimants were successful in appeals in 2017-18 and (ii) 30 claimants were successful in appeals between April and June 2018, the latest date for which statistics have been published. These figures include all PIP appeals; so they will contain appeals where claimants appealed for a higher PIP award as well as those appeals against a disallowance decision. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p> </p><p>Appeals data taken from the DWP PIP computer system’s management information. Therefore this appeal data may differ from that held by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service for various reasons such as delays in data recording and other methodological differences in collating and preparing statistics.</p><p> </p><p>The Parliamentary Constituency geography relates to the origin of the claim (i.e. derived from claimant’s postcode) rather than the location of where the tribunal was.</p><p> </p><p>Decisions overturned at appeal may include a number of appeals that have been lapsed (which is where DWP changed the decision after an appeal was lodged but before it was heard at Tribunal).</p><p> </p><p>Since PIP was introduced, 3.5m decisions have been made nationally up to June 2018. Of these, 9% have been appealed and 4% have been overturned.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) appeals -</p><p> </p><p>Information on appeal outcome by claim start date and Parliamentary Constituency is</p><p>available on Stat-Xplore under “ESA Work Capability Assessments”.</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p><p>Guidance on how to use Stat-Xplore can be found here:</p><p>https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html</p><p /><p>Between April 2014 and March 2018, 3.5m ESA (post WCA) decisions have been made nationally, of these 8% have been appealed and 4% have been overturned.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton remove filter
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less than 2018-11-13T15:23:43.287Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T15:23:43.287Z
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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 Nick Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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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 Access to Work Programme 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 Her Department's Access to Work Statistics, published on 30 October 2018, how many people who applied for Access to Work provision who were rejected because of the Access to Work cap in each month for which information is available; and how many of those people were classified as deaf. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Battersea more like this
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Marsha De Cordova more like this
star this property uin 188909 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
unstar this property answer text <p>Access to Work awards are capped at £57,200.00 this year. If a customer’s application for support is likely to be affected by this upper limit, their application is not rejected. An Access to Work adviser will work with the customer and their employer in order to ensure that appropriate support can still be offered. For example, Access to Work may offer such customers a managed personal budget to enable more flexibility of support.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton remove filter
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less than 2018-11-13T14:53:19.263Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T14:53:19.263Z
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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 Marsha De Cordova more like this
1002623
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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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 Access to Work Programme more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much money her Department has spent promoting Access to Work in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Battersea more like this
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Marsha De Cordova more like this
star this property uin 188910 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
unstar this property answer text <p>As part of our continued campaign, we are engaging with key influencers such as employers and health professionals, as well as claimants. We work with stakeholders and advisory groups to raise awareness of Access to Work and are working with Remploy and Ingeus to promote, and increase take up of the Mental Health Support Service. In addition, our Jobcentre partnership managers continue to engage with local stakeholders and partners to promote the support available. Access to Work is also promoted to a range of business leaders through the Disability Confident scheme.</p><p> </p><p>Most of the resource used for this activity, carried out by DWP staff or by partners, is not accounted for separately. In the three years specified, marketing spend on Access to Work was as listed below:</p><p> </p><p><strong>Year Spend</strong></p><p>2015/16 £3,960</p><p>2016/17 £13,457</p><p>2017/18 £17,635</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton remove filter
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less than 2018-11-16T13:55:19.247Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T13:55:19.247Z
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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 Marsha De Cordova more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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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 To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has taken steps to ensure that benefits claimants in financial hardship can obtain letters which are required to progress their claims from their GP without having to pay for such letters; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ipswich more like this
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Sandy Martin more like this
star this property uin 188914 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
unstar this property answer text <p>We advise claimants not to seek additional evidence in support of their claim which they may be charged for, such as from GPs. Where an assessment provider determines that additional medical evidence from a GP could prove helpful they will request that evidence from the GP directly.</p><p> </p><p>GPs are obliged through their contract with NHS England to provide the assessment provider with medical evidence for Employment and Support Allowance free-of-charge. For Personal Independence Payment, we pay GPs a standard fee (currently £33.50) for completing a General Practitioner Factual Report.</p><p> </p><p>In the Government’s response to the Work and Pensions Select Committee report on Personal Independence Payment and Employment and Support Allowance Assessments we set out our commitment to continue improving the customer experience for both, including opportunities for better data sharing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton remove filter
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less than 2018-11-15T17:41:14.79Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:41:14.79Z
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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 Sandy Martin more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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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 To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance is provided to Job Centre staff on the Equality Act 2010 duty to make reasonable adjustments to enable disabled people to progress their claims. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ipswich more like this
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Sandy Martin more like this
star this property uin 188915 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
unstar this property answer text <p>Comprehensive guidance for Jobcentre staff about the Equality Act 2010 is included on the Department’s intranet site ‘Equality and You – a guide for employees’. This includes advice for staff on understanding what reasonable adjustments are and why the Department has a duty to provide them for claimants who are disabled.</p><p>Where our customers advise us that they need assistance to access our services and information, we make reasonable adjustments to meet their individual needs. This means the Department communicates with customers in a variety of different formats such as Braille, audio, large print, through third party interpreters or by arranging for a member of staff to visit the customer in their home.</p><p>Service delivery teams within Jobcentres provide a professional and supportive environment for our customers, providing digital coaching, helping claimants set up their claims and also maintaining them.</p><p>Claimants who require additional support to complete a claim form have the option to book a one to one appointment with a member of the Service Delivery team to receive assistance. In addition telephony support is in place for those vulnerable claimants who cannot ‘self-serve’ online and where a claimant is unable to manage their own affairs, an appointee can act on their behalf, taking responsibility for making and maintaining any benefit claim.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton remove filter
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less than 2018-11-15T17:33:55.92Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:33:55.92Z
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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 Sandy Martin more like this