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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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
unstar 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 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 bring forward proposals to simplify the process by which social housing landlords advise her Department of a rent increase in order for a tenant in receipt of universal credit to receive an uplift in housing benefit. 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 263186 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit payments are designed to mirror the world of work, with monthly payments reflecting the way many working people are paid. This model of monthly payments allows claimants to take responsibility for budgeting their own income and helps prepare them for getting back to work.</p><p> </p><p>Many claimants are capable of managing their own financial affairs and for these claimants a Managed Payment to Landlord is not appropriate. However, we recognise that additional support is sometimes necessarily to ensure rent is paid on time.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Our Trusted Partner scheme allows social landlords to play a key role in engaging with their tenants who are on Universal Credit, helping those who cannot manage their housing payments to access the support available and to help put managed payments in place where appropriate. We are rolling out the scheme alongside the Landlord Portal, which provides social landlords with the ability to submit information directly to the Universal Credit online system, supporting the timely and accurate payment of housing costs to Universal Credit claimants.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is developing a facility whereby social landlords whose tenants are on the landlord portal are able to advise Universal Credit about an annual rent change through the platform. This will help reduce administration for landlords and ensure the correct housing costs are paid.</p>
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 2019-06-17T15:07:19.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:07:19.343Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4470
unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1131346
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to no longer deduct student maintenance loans from universal credit payments to ensure claimants are not pushed into financial hardship while undertaking study. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
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Bridget Phillipson more like this
star this property uin 263142 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Most full time students in education do not qualify for benefits or tax credits. Universal Credit is no different, as students can access fees and living costs to support their education courses through various loans and grants funded by the Department for Education. It is important that Universal Credit does not duplicate this support, which is designed for their needs unlike the social security system.</p><p> </p><p>Treatment of student income under Universal Credit broadly mirrors that in Legacy Benefits which safeguards fairness whilst also ensuring simplification of the benefit system. An award of Universal Credit takes into account the elements of student loans or grants which provide for basic maintenance and disregards elements paid for specific additional costs, such as tuition or books. A flat rate monthly disregard of £110 is applied against the amount taken into account as student income</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 2019-06-17T15:25:07.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:25:07.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4046
unstar this property label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
1131366
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she publish a list of each consultation event or meeting her Department held during the process to develop the revised guidance notes for the DS1500 with the (a) dates on which those events or meetings took place and (b) names of the organisations or professional bodies represented at those events or meetings. 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 263067 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department held two events, in December 2018 and January 2019. As well as a number of clinicians who attended in an individual capacity, organisations present were Marie Curie, the Motor Neurone Disease Association, Macmillan Cancer Support, and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.</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 2019-06-17T15:14:42.933Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:14:42.933Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property tabling member
534
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1131367
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2019 on Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations, what the timetable is for the conclusion of the negotiations to extend the Health and Disability Assessment Service contract; and whether she plans to place in the Library a copy of those contract terms once those negotiations have been concluded. 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 263068 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The negotiations to extend the Health and Disability Assessment Service contract will conclude with the signature of the contract to support the extension. On current timescales my Department expects this to be by the end of July 2019. There are currently no plans to publish a redacted version of the contract which supports this extension in the House of Commons library.</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 2019-06-17T14:55:19.643Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T14:55:19.643Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property tabling member
534
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1131770
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Pension Credit 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June to Question 257471 on Department for Work and Pensions: Metro Newspaper, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of an advertorial campaign to (a) promote awareness of pension credit eligibility and (b) encourage the take-up of pension credit. 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 263738 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We already use a variety of different channels to communicate information about Pension Credit to potential customers including GOV.UK, the online Pension Credit calculator and the Pension Credit toolkit, which is an on-line tool for agencies and welfare rights organisations to use in order to encourage Pension Credit take-up.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T14:22:08.413Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T14:22:08.413Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
star this property tabling member
534
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1131270
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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
unstar 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many sanctions have been applied to claimants who (a) are pregnant and (b) have young dependent children in each of the last five years for which data are available. 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 263061 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not available.</p><p> </p><p>Sanctions are only used in a minority of cases, and that is when people fail to meet their agreed conditionality requirements without good reason. A Decision Maker will take into account all the claimant’s individual circumstances, including any health conditions or caring responsibilities and any evidence of good reason they have provided, before deciding whether a sanction is warranted.</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 2019-06-17T15:07:08.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:07:08.11Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
star this property tabling member
478
unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1131319
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Overpayments 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, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2019 to Question 257458 on Universal Credit: Overpayments, how many overpayments have been waived (a) in full and (b) in part as a result of applications made by claimants or their representatives since 2013. 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 263062 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As all waiver applications are stored clerically, providing this information would require reviewing all successful applications made since 2013 to determine how many were made in relation to Universal Credit overpayments. We estimate that this would incur disproportionate costs.</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 2019-06-17T15:13:46.193Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:13:46.193Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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478
unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1129656
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Pension Credit 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications by mixed-age couples for Pension Credit have been rejected since 15 May 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Alyn and Deeside more like this
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Mark Tami more like this
star this property uin 259897 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>From 15 May 2019 both members of a couple need to have reached State Pension age in order to be eligible for Pension Credit. However, mixed age couples who would be eligible for Pension Credit under the previous rules have up to 13 August to make a backdated claim. Couples not eligible for Pension Credit are advised that they may be eligible for Universal Credit and signposted accordingly.</p><p> </p><p>The specific Information regarding the number of unsuccessful claims to Pension Credit by mixed age couples since 15 May is not available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:48:14.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:48:14.107Z
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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 Mark Tami more like this
1129657
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property hansard heading Pension 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, how many people who are part of a mixed-age couple have been advised by CAPITA call centre staff not to make a claim for Pension Credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Alyn and Deeside more like this
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Mark Tami more like this
star this property uin 259898 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>G4S now provide the initial call service facility for Pension Credit. The contract with CAPITA ended in September 2018.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Mixed age couples not eligible for Pension Credit are advised by call centre staff that they may be eligible for Universal Credit and signposted accordingly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:59:53.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:59:53.063Z
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4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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1383
unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Tami more like this
1129658
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Pension 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, what training her Department has provided to (a) her Department's and (b) CAPITA call centre staff on the rules for backdating pension credit claims for mixed-age couples. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Alyn and Deeside more like this
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Mark Tami more like this
star this property uin 259899 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>G4S now provide the initial call service facility for Pension Credit. The contract with CAPITA ended in September 2018.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Department has provided a comprehensive package of training material regarding the mixed age couple policy change to Pension Credit claim processing agents and call centre staff, who provide the initial Pension Credit ‘triage’ function. The training material specifically includes guidance on handling backdated claims to Pension Credit for mixed age couples, including highlighting the deadline of 13 August to potential claimants for making a backdated claim.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T16:07:28.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T16:07:28.403Z
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4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Tami more like this