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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
star 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 remove filter
unstar 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 support her Department provides to families who have been reunited through refugee family reunion to access the social security system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 237691 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 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
unstar this property answer text <p>Those who have joined a family member in the UK through refugee family reunion are entitled to the same support as any other person. As with anyone else, they will be assessed to ascertain whether they have complex needs and whether they require additional support to access DWP services.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-05T11:10:01.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-05T11:10:01.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits remove filter
unstar 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, how many individuals have been affected by the erroneous payment of employment and support allowance and jobseekers allowance in December 2018 and January 2019; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Derby North more like this
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Chris Williamson more like this
star this property uin 206812 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 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
unstar this property answer text <p>Over the New Year period, some JSA and ESA claimants who expected to receive payments fortnightly, actually received two individual weekly payments, rather than a single fortnightly payment. All claimants received the correct amount of benefit and no payments were late (the first part of these ‘split’ payments were paid early).</p><p> </p><p>In total there were 798,211 ESA claimants and 51,977 JSA claimants who received these ‘split’ payments (England, Scotland and Wales). The NI figures were 47,751 ESA and 3,059 JSA.</p><p> </p><p>Operational colleagues were notified how best to support claimants and we also provided a link to key information on gov.uk.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2019-01-14T16:44:33.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T16:44:33.637Z
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4071
star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Williamson more like this
1039614
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-11more like thismore than 2019-01-11
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits remove filter
unstar 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, how many people requested a mandatory reconsideration for (a) universal credit and (b) PIP in 2018; and how many of those mandatory reconsiderations resulted in changed outcomes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield more like this
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 207594 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 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
unstar this property answer text <p>DWP collect data about Mandatory Reconsiderations for Universal Credit, and have published some of this specifically in relation to sanctions in Universal Credit Live Service, available on Stat-Xplore here:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html</a></p><p> </p><p>However, to carry out the necessary quality assurance in order to publish information across all decisions subject to a mandatory reconsideration on Universal Credit Live Service and Full Service would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p>Statistics on the number of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Mandatory Reconsiderations registered and clearances by type are published in Tables 7a and 7b of the quarterly statistical publication “Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to October 2018”, available here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/personal-independence-payment-april-2013-to-october-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/personal-independence-payment-april-2013-to-october-2018</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2019-01-16T17:32:37.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T17:32:37.777Z
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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 Toby Perkins more like this
1054778
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star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits remove filter
unstar 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 steps she is taking to implement safeguards in situations where her Department makes backdated payments of benefits to vulnerable people with mental health issues or drug or alcohol dependencies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
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Darren Jones more like this
star this property uin 216416 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 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
unstar this property answer text <p>On legacy benefits when we identify a customer is vulnerable every endeavour is made to contact the claimant or their appointee, discuss and explain the high value payment we intend to issue and identify if they have any concerns over receiving such an amount of money. As part of this process both from the conversation and the earlier information we had available we would encourage using split or phased payments if we viewed a risk in making one large payment to the claimant. If we cannot make contact, we will refer to our visiting team to make attempts to visit them at home and have those conversations. On Universal Credit, vulnerability is dealt with on a case-by-case basis so that the necessary support can be given to claimants.</p><p> </p><p>Current payment regulations only permit us to restrict amounts of payments with a claimant’s consent. If we did not feel that claimant was able to manage their affairs, or make that decision for themselves, we would then consider if an appointee was appropriate.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is currently working to enhance safeguarding procedures across all benefit products to help staff to identify claimants who may need additional support because their circumstances make them vulnerable. A multi-disciplinary working group is currently undertaking a comprehensive review of the processes and procedures we have in place across DWP to identify and support vulnerable claimants who are entitled to backdated payments of benefits. This will include sharing best practice from legacy processes and exploring what more we can do to ensure vulnerable claimants in this situation are given access to the support they need, and developing a proposal for the implementation of these improvements. This will ensure that the Department will be able to fully support the eligible claimants on Universal Credit who will be entitled to a Severe Disability Premium transitional payment.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2019-02-07T15:42:22.43Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T15:42:22.43Z
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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 Darren Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits remove filter
unstar 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 steps she is taking to ensure that parity of esteem between mental and physical health extends to the social security system. 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 221031 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
unstar this property answer text <p>This Department is committed to providing the best possible support to people who have health conditions and disabilities. Assessments used in determining entitlement to disability and incapacity benefits have been designed to assess the impacts of both mental and physical health conditions, and looks at the individual and what they are able and capable of doing, rather than assessing by condition. We also provide a wide range of support designed to help people better manage their conditions, to live more independent lives and take positive steps to return to work, where this is right for the individual.</p><p> </p><p>Universal Credit is simplifying the benefits system and provides enhanced personalised support for people. All claimants, including vulnerable claimants and those with mental health conditions, receive continuous tailored support managed through personal work coaches, who know each person. We have started to deliver additional training in mental health that will be available to work coaches to build their expertise and provide the most effective support.</p><p> </p><p>Work coaches work closely with people on Universal Credit or Employment and Support Allowance equivalent and agree personalised support to help move them closer to the workplace.</p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2019-02-21T13:56:52.563Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T13:56:52.563Z
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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 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits remove filter
unstar 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 proportion of claimants of (a) personal independence payment and (b) employment support that were subject to a mandatory reconsideration were asked whether further evidence has become available since the initial decision stage of their application. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lanark and Hamilton East more like this
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Angela Crawley more like this
star this property uin 221843 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
unstar this property answer text <p>This information could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Information for claimants on how to challenge a decision made by the Department is available on GOV.UK.</p><p> </p><p>Where claimants make their Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) application by phone we will gather information on why they think the decision is wrong and ask if they have any further evidence they wish to submit.</p><p> </p><p>If a claimant has used the MR form available on GOV.UK, then they will be aware that they should submit any additional evidence with the form. If they write a letter, the Decision Maker will determine whether they need any additional evidence and request it accordingly.</p><p><strong> </strong></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 more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 221845 more like this
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less than 2019-02-21T15:46:23.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T15:46:23.233Z
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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 Angela Crawley more like this
1046014
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star this property date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits remove filter
unstar 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, pursuant to the Answer of 29 October 2018 to Question 184858, if she will place in the Library a copy of the brief for the quantitative longitudinal research by the National Centre for Social Research into the impact of the Benefit Cap and the qualitative case studies of local authorities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westminster North more like this
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Ms Karen Buck more like this
star this property uin 211075 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department intends to publish this research in Spring 2019. The research publication will include all topic guides and questionnaires used in the research, and an overview of the original research brief.</p><p>The quantitative survey of claimants carried out by the National Centre for Social Research (Natcen), an independent research agency was delivered over two waves, to explore how claimant responses to the cap had changed over time. Wave one was conducted approximately seven months after implementation of the new cap, with 1,900 claimants interviewed. The sample included claimants affected by the cap under both legacy benefit and Universal Credit arrangements, across Great Britain. Wave two was conducted approximately six months later, with over 800 of those same claimants. The survey included questions on the following topics:</p><ul><li>Awareness of the cap and current cap status</li><li>Impacts of the cap on employment and employment related behaviour</li><li>Impacts of the cap on claimants housing and housing related behaviour</li><li>Awareness and use of Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs)</li><li>Barriers faced by claimants regarding employment and housing changes</li><li>Broader impacts of the cap (including upon health, relationships and finances)</li><li>Use of available advice and support services</li></ul><p>For the qualitative, case study strand Natcen invited people working at a range of Local Authorities, Jobcentre Plus and local advice and support organisations to take part in research interviews. Local organisations included family support charities, financial charities and credit unions, housing and homelessness support organisations, housing associations, information and advice providing services, women’s charities, food banks and legal charities. The focus of these interviews was on experiences of the introduction of the lower, tiered Benefit Cap and the impacts it had on the services they delivered, and upon claimants affected by the cap. Forty-two interviews were conducted across the six case study areas.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-01-28T15:15:20.62Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T15:15:20.62Z
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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 Ms Karen Buck more like this
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits remove filter
unstar 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 any claimants featured in her Department's promotional materials have received payment for doing so in each of the last four years. 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 213965 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
unstar this property answer text None of the claimants sharing their stories in the Department’s promotional materials have received payment for doing so in each of the last four years.     more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-02-04T14:08:19.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T14:08:19.31Z
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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 Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits remove filter
unstar 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, how much money has accrued to the public purse as a result of the benefits freeze in (a) each parliamentary constituency (b) Scotland, (c) England, (d) Wales and (e) Northern Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
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Neil Gray more like this
star this property uin 225528 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 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
unstar this property answer text <p>An estimate of the notional loss to household income as a result of the benefit freeze can be found at: <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/documents/impact-assessments/IA15-006C.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/documents/impact-assessments/IA15-006C.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>No assessment has been made of this saving by parliamentary constituency or country.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-03-04T15:25:06.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-04T15:25:06.21Z
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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 Neil Gray more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits remove filter
unstar 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, how many claimants in (a) each parliamentary constituency, (b) Scotland, (c) England, (d) Wales and (e) Northern Ireland were subject to the benefits freeze. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
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Neil Gray more like this
star this property uin 225529 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
unstar this property answer text <p>Information is available for the number of claimants of individual benefits, at different points in time, affected by the benefits freeze.</p><p> </p><p>The available information for claimants of Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance is published on the NOMIS website and can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/default.asp" target="_blank">https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/default.asp</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/home/newuser.asp" target="_blank">https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/home/newuser.asp</a></p><p> </p><p>The available information for claimants for Universal Credit and Housing Benefit is published and available at:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users is available at:</p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html</a></p><p>Information for Northern Ireland is the responsibility of the Department for Communities. Northern Ireland statistics can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.communities-ni.gov.uk/topics/benefits-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.communities-ni.gov.uk/topics/benefits-statistics</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There has been no assessment of the total number of claimants subject to the benefits freeze. Claimants can receive multiple benefits so caseload numbers cannot be added together to estimate the total number subject to the benefits freeze.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-03-05T10:30:17.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-05T10:30:17.867Z
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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 Neil Gray more like this