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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
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 plans to permit Universal Credit claimants to backdate a claim due to ill health in circumstances where medical evidence is provided by a GP. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit claims may be backdated, by up to one calendar month, in some circumstances for vulnerable claimants who may be delayed in claiming Universal Credit through no fault of their own. More specifically, in cases where medical evidence satisfies the Department that a claimant had an illness that prevented them from making a claim sooner, Universal Credit can be awarded from an earlier date.</p><p> </p><p>In order to provide the best possible support to our claimants it is important that the Department are able to engage with claimants at the earliest possible opportunity, whether to support them back into work or to provide other support and guidance. It is therefore important that backdating provisions are used in specific circumstances, and that all claimants are encouraged to contact us at the earliest opportunity.</p><p><strong> </strong></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 2019-10-18T11:06:26.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-18T11:06:26.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4243
star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1148729
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
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, what plans she has to fund the Citizens Advice help to claim scheme beyond April 2020; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham East more like this
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Mr Chris Leslie more like this
star this property uin 27 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The Department takes seriously the need to support vulnerable claimants, and wants the application process for Universal Credit to be as quick and easy as possible, ensuring that claimants receive money at the earliest opportunity.</p><p> </p><p>Citizens Advice and Citizens Advice Scotland have been delivering the ‘Help to Claim’ service on a pilot basis since April 2019, supporting claimants with making a new claim to Universal Credit. The Citizens Advice Help to Claim service offers tailored, practical support to help people make a Universal Credit claim up to receiving their first full correct payment on time, and is available online, on the phone and face-to-face through local Citizen’s Advice services.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to ensuring that delivery of services, such as Help to Claim, are carefully monitored and evaluated to provide effective support to our most vulnerable claimants, whilst ensuring value to taxpayers. We have begun evaluation of the service and will use this to inform decisions about the future of the service beyond March 2020.</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 2019-10-17T13:52:46.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T13:52:46.597Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Chris Leslie more like this
1148992
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
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, what recent estimate she has made of the number and proportion of universal credit applicants who struggle to regularly access the internet. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh more like this
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Jo Platt more like this
star this property uin 353 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>Our Universal Credit Claimant Survey, found that 98 per cent of claimants have internet access and did claim online, and the majority of those said they found the claim process overall to be straightforward. This can be accessed at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-full-service-claimant-survey" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-full-service-claimant-survey</a></p><p> </p><p>The Department is committed to making the application process for Universal Credit as quick and easy as possible to ensure that claimants receive their award at the earliest opportunity.</p><p> </p><p>Citizen’s Advice and Citizen’s Advice Scotland have been delivering the ‘Help to Claim’ service since April 2019, supporting claimants with making a new claim to Universal Credit. The Citizens Advice Help to Claim service offers tailored, practical support to help people make a Universal Credit claim up to receiving their first full correct payment on time, and is available online, on the phone and face-to-face through local Citizen’s Advice services.</p><p> </p><p>All Jobcentre Plus offices across the country have Wi-Fi and computers available for claimants to access the internet. For those that are still unable to access or use digital services, or are not able to travel, assistance to make and maintain their claim is available via the Freephone Universal Credit helpline. In certain circumstances, a home visit can be arranged to support a claimant in making and maintaining their claim</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 2019-10-17T14:10:54.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T14:10:54.423Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
1147772
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
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, what recent estimate she has made of the number of (a) delays and (b) errors in universal credit awards as a result of (ii) inaccurate in Real Time Information and (iii) differences in the operating systems used by (A) her Department and (B) HMRC; and if she will make a statement. 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 293422 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Department has been working closely with HMRC since Universal Credit went live in 2013 to support and inform employers who report earnings to emphasise the importance of timely reporting via the Real Time Information (RTI) system.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC have updated their guidance to reiterate to employers the importance of reporting accurate dates and the impact on payment cycles; the Financial Secretary to the Treasury is also working closely with HMRC and employers to do this.</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 2019-10-08T10:05:09.03Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T10:05:09.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1147781
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
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 30 September to Question 290673 on Universal Credit, whether a reduction in the monthly repayments of a court fine from 40 per cent to a lower amount will return to the 40 per cent rate in the following month if a person has no other deductions attached to a universal credit claim. 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 293470 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Our deductions policy strikes a fair balance between a claimant’s need to meet their obligations and a claimant’s ability to ensure they can meet their day-to-day needs. From October 2019, deductions will be capped at 30% of a claimant’s standard allowance down from 40% to better achieve this balance.</p><p> </p><p>In the scenario outlined, if a person has no other deductions, the most that would be deducted for a court fine in the following assessment period is £108.35. This is because the maximum deduction for court fines is based on a fixed figure in regulations rather than a percentage. If the £108.35 figure were more than 30% of the claimant’s standard allowance, the deduction would be reduced to 5% of the standard allowance, ensuring the 30% cap was not exceeded. The policy was designed to deduct either the minimum or maximum set out in regulations and avoid inconsistencies that may arise if discretion was to be exercised for each claimant’s deduction.</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 2019-10-08T09:55:53.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T09:55:53.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1147904
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
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, what discussions her Department has had with social landlords on rent arrears caused by the time between a claimant’s universal credit being paid and the housing costs being sent to the landlord via APA on the next bulk payment run. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
star this property uin 293707 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Initial analytical work we have carried out with a single housing provider suggests that many tenants are arriving on Universal Credit with pre-existing rent arrears, supporting research carried out by the National Federation of ALMOs which shows over three quarters of their tenants come onto Universal Credit with pre-existing rent arrears. It also shows that arrears tend to increase prior to making a claim for Universal Credit, and that Universal Credit actually appears to be helping to clear arrears over time. We are currently extending this analysis to include a number of housing providers. It will be published when completed.</p><p>The Department encourages all Universal Credit claimants to actively consider how best to manage their personal budget which includes making their own rent payments to landlords, with additional advice and support available from work coaches and case managers where needed. We regularly engage with a range of stakeholders, including landlords, to ensure we understand concerns which helps us to design improvements to Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>Alternative Payment Arrangements (APAs), such as a managed payment to landlord (MPTL), are available to enable the housing costs element to be paid directly to the landlord if the tenant is likely to have difficulty in managing their rent payments or is in rent arrears. APAs will only be considered where a lack of financial capability poses a risk to the claimant, or their family, and the decision to implement one is assessed on a case by case basis.</p><p> </p><p>The Department issues a schedule of payments to Social Rented Sector (SRS) landlords, and our Third Party Creditor system - currently used to pay SRS landlords - uses a 28-day payment cycle. We are currently working with a range of landlords to design, develop and test a better services with the intention of having a solution in place by the end of this year.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 293708 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T09:58:48.51Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T09:58:48.51Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4638
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1147906
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
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 plans her Department has to introduce any-day payment of housing costs via APA to avoid delays between the tenant’s universal credit payment date and the next bulk payment of housing costs to landlords. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
star this property uin 293708 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Initial analytical work we have carried out with a single housing provider suggests that many tenants are arriving on Universal Credit with pre-existing rent arrears, supporting research carried out by the National Federation of ALMOs which shows over three quarters of their tenants come onto Universal Credit with pre-existing rent arrears. It also shows that arrears tend to increase prior to making a claim for Universal Credit, and that Universal Credit actually appears to be helping to clear arrears over time. We are currently extending this analysis to include a number of housing providers. It will be published when completed.</p><p>The Department encourages all Universal Credit claimants to actively consider how best to manage their personal budget which includes making their own rent payments to landlords, with additional advice and support available from work coaches and case managers where needed. We regularly engage with a range of stakeholders, including landlords, to ensure we understand concerns which helps us to design improvements to Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>Alternative Payment Arrangements (APAs), such as a managed payment to landlord (MPTL), are available to enable the housing costs element to be paid directly to the landlord if the tenant is likely to have difficulty in managing their rent payments or is in rent arrears. APAs will only be considered where a lack of financial capability poses a risk to the claimant, or their family, and the decision to implement one is assessed on a case by case basis.</p><p> </p><p>The Department issues a schedule of payments to Social Rented Sector (SRS) landlords, and our Third Party Creditor system - currently used to pay SRS landlords - uses a 28-day payment cycle. We are currently working with a range of landlords to design, develop and test a better services with the intention of having a solution in place by the end of this year.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 293707 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T09:58:48.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T09:58:48.557Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4638
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1148206
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star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an estimate of the cost of increasing the child element of the universal credit payment by (a) £10 a week and (b) 70 per cent; and how many children would be taken out of poverty as a result of each. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
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Alison McGovern more like this
star this property uin 294147 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </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 2019-10-08T09:38:38.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T09:38:38.887Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4083
star this property label Biography information for Alison McGovern more like this
1148208
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star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the most recent annual estimate is of the cost of ending the two child limit for universal credit between now and 2033/34. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
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Alison McGovern more like this
star this property uin 294148 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>No assessment has been made up to 2033/34, however we estimate that the cost of ending this policy to be around £5bn up to 23/24.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s view is that providing support for a maximum of two children or qualifying young persons in Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit ensures fairness between claimants on the one hand and, on the other, those taxpayers who support themselves solely through work. Where they are able to, Individuals should consider whether they are financially prepared to support a new child without relying on benefits.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise that some claimants are not able to make the same choices about the number of children in their family, which is why exceptions have been put in place to protect certain groups. On migration to Universal Credit families’ existing entitlement will be protected, so long as they remain responsible for the same children and entitled to benefit.</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 2019-10-08T10:16:30.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T10:16:30.577Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4083
star this property label Biography information for Alison McGovern more like this
1148389
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
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 universal credit claimants who are eligible for (a) new style employment and support allowance and (b) new style jobseeker's allowance who would receive more money from one of those benefits than from universal credit are able to have their award backdated to when they made their claim. 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 294681 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit replaces six benefits with one, to simplify the system and make work pay. As a result, people claiming Universal Credit move into work faster, stay in work longer and spend more time looking to increase their earnings. Universal Credit also provides more help with childcare costs, a dedicated Work Coach and scraps the 16, 24 and 30 hour ‘cliff edges’.</p><p> </p><p>Under the legacy system £2.4 billion of welfare benefits did not get paid at all because claimants could not navigate the complexity of the system. Universal Credit is putting this right, ensuring this money goes to 700,000 claimants who need it.</p><p> </p><p>Claims may be backdated, by up to one calendar month, in limited circumstances for vulnerable claimants who may be delayed in claiming Universal Credit through no fault of their own. Claims may also be backdated in specific circumstances when a couple separates to ensure that there is no gap in entitlement between the couple claim and the new claim made by a single claimant.</p><p> </p><p>For new style Employment and Support Allowance, a claimant has three months following the qualifying date to claim.</p><p> </p><p>The Department provides benefit eligibility information to help people make decisions surrounding benefits to which they may be entitled, along with details about how to claim them. This is available through Jobcentre Plus offices and via the GOV.UK website.</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 2019-10-08T10:48:11.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T10:48:11.487Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Tami more like this