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star this property date less than 2014-12-03more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Poverty: Children more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the comments by Lord Freud in the Grand Committee debate on the Child Poverty Act 2010 (Persistent Poverty Targets) Regulations 2014, that the facts Lord McAvoy had quoted were "simply not true" (HL Deb, 25 November, col GC 263), how they were not true. more like this
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Lord McAvoy more like this
star this property uin HL3387 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
star this property answer text <p /> <p>I wrote to the Noble Peer on this issue on 4<sup>th</sup> December 2014. I have placed a copy of this letter in the library of the House and have also attached it to this response.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
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less than 2014-12-08T15:43:27.97Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-08T15:43:27.97Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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star this property file name Letter to Lord McAvoy 4.12.14.PDF more like this
star this property title Letter to Lord McAvoy 4th Dec 2014 more like this
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4158
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord McAvoy more like this
169666
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star this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pensions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the proportion of people whose defined contribution pension fund is in the ranges (1) £0 to £5,000, (2) £5,000 to £10,000, (3) £10,000 to £15,000, (4) £15,000 to £20,000, (5) £20,000 to £25,000, (6) £25,000 to £30,000, (7) £30,000 to £35,000, (8) £35,000 to £40,000, (9) £40,000 to £45,000, (10) £45,000 to £50,000, and (11) over £50,000. more like this
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Lord Bradley more like this
star this property uin HL3653 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 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Estimates of defined contribution wealth in the accumulation phase have been made by DWP using the Wealth and Assets survey (WAS). The analysis excludes individuals with zero DC wealth and includes all adults aged 16 and over.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1: Distribution of individuals with wealth in DC pensions not yet in payment, 2010/12</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>DC Wealth in Accumulation phase</p></td><td><p>% of individuals</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>between £0 and £4,999</p></td><td><p>26</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>between £5,000 and £9,999</p></td><td><p>14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>between £10,000 and £14,999</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>between £15,000 and £19,999</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>between £20,000 and £24,999</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>between £25,000 and £29,999</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>between £30,000 and £34,999</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>between £35,000 and £39,999</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>between £40,000 and £44,999</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>between £45,000 and £49,999</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>greater than £50,000</p></td><td><p>21</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: DWP analysis of ONS WAS data from 2010-12 (Wave 3)</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
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less than 2014-12-17T17:40:23.587Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T17:40:23.587Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradley more like this
169670
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star this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading G4S more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether G4S was considered for the delivery of call centres dealing with enquiries associated with Universal Credit; if so, when such consideration ceased; and whether any payments were made to G4S in respect of any such work. more like this
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Lord Harris of Haringey more like this
star this property uin HL3657 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 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p>G4S have not been considered for any aspect of the delivery for Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>The payments made to G4S in relation to delivery of the Child Maintenance Options Contact Centre service, since the inception of the contract in September 2013 through to 31 October 2014, total £5.707m.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not publish financial information at provider level for Community Work Placements Programme because in conjunction with performance data it allows the calculation of unit prices which are commercially confidential. Release of this information would reduce the department's ability to gain best value for money in future procurement exercises.</p><p> </p><p>I can confirm that total payments to G4S Group are as follows:</p><p>2010/11 - £81,433</p><p>2011/12 - £17,947,271</p><p>2012/13 - £32,123,087</p><p>2013/14 - £46,377,724</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
HL3658 more like this
HL3659 more like this
HL3660 more like this
HL3661 more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T17:37:48.863Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T17:37:48.863Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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2671
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harris of Haringey more like this
170247
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star this property date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on 8 December (HC Deb, col 633), what specific new steps they are taking to raise awareness of short-term benefit advances. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL3743 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 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p>I refer the Noble Baroness to the oral answer given by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the Rt.Hon. Iain Duncan Smith, Official Report, 8 December 2014, column 633. He set out how the Department for Work and Pensions will be doing much more to raise awareness of Short Term Benefit Advances (STBAs) as recommended by the All-Party Parliamentary inquiry and others, including the Social Security Advisory Committee. This will include providing more information to claimants about STBAs online and in Jobcentres. Staff guidance on STBAs will also be updated and staff reminded of the process for considering an STBA.</p><p> </p><p>A key part of the STBA process is a discussion between the claimant and the Decision Maker to consider the circumstances of the request and make an informed discretionary decision about the claimant’s needs. Such a discussion needs to be had with the claimant and cannot be done online or with a third party.</p><p> </p><p>Benefits are normally paid in arrears and where the Department can pay any benefit due to the claimant it does. Where an STBA can be paid it is usually paid the day after it is first requested by the claimant.</p><p> </p><p>The Government believes the current system for claiming STBAs is simple. All claimants need to do is mention to staff that they will not be able to manage until their payment is due and the STBA process will start. However, the Government has accepted the need to raise awareness of STBAs as set out above.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has made improvements to the hardship process. In July 2014 it strengthened guidance for work coaches so that all claimants are informed about how and when they can make an application for hardship payment and processing times have also been improved.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
HL3744 more like this
HL3745 more like this
HL3746 more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T17:21:20.167Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T17:21:20.167Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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4234
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
170968
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star this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Temporary Accommodation: Greater London more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to uprate the Housing Benefit Subsidy regime for temporary accommodation to address any difficulties experienced by London boroughs in procuring accommodation for statutorily homeless households at or below 90 per cent of the 2011 rate of Local Housing Allowance. more like this
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Baroness King of Bow more like this
star this property uin HL3875 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 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
star this property answer text <p /> <p>There are no current plans to uprate the Local Housing Allowance rate applicable to Temporary Accommodation in Housing Benefit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
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less than 2014-12-18T16:10:53.437Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T16:10:53.437Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness King of Bow more like this
169671
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star this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading G4S more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether G4S was considered for any work other than call centres associated with Universal Credit; if so, when such consideration ceased; and whether any payments were made to G4S in respect of any such work. more like this
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Lord Harris of Haringey more like this
star this property uin HL3658 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 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>G4S have not been considered for any aspect of the delivery for Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>The payments made to G4S in relation to delivery of the Child Maintenance Options Contact Centre service, since the inception of the contract in September 2013 through to 31 October 2014, total £5.707m.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not publish financial information at provider level for Community Work Placements Programme because in conjunction with performance data it allows the calculation of unit prices which are commercially confidential. Release of this information would reduce the department's ability to gain best value for money in future procurement exercises.</p><p> </p><p>I can confirm that total payments to G4S Group are as follows:</p><p>2010/11 - £81,433</p><p>2011/12 - £17,947,271</p><p>2012/13 - £32,123,087</p><p>2013/14 - £46,377,724</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
HL3657 more like this
HL3659 more like this
HL3660 more like this
HL3661 more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T17:37:48.997Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T17:37:48.997Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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2671
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harris of Haringey more like this
169672
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star this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading G4S more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what payments have been made to G4S in respect of the Department for Work and Pensions Child Maintenance Options Contact Centre service. more like this
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Lord Harris of Haringey more like this
star this property uin HL3659 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 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>G4S have not been considered for any aspect of the delivery for Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>The payments made to G4S in relation to delivery of the Child Maintenance Options Contact Centre service, since the inception of the contract in September 2013 through to 31 October 2014, total £5.707m.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not publish financial information at provider level for Community Work Placements Programme because in conjunction with performance data it allows the calculation of unit prices which are commercially confidential. Release of this information would reduce the department's ability to gain best value for money in future procurement exercises.</p><p> </p><p>I can confirm that total payments to G4S Group are as follows:</p><p>2010/11 - £81,433</p><p>2011/12 - £17,947,271</p><p>2012/13 - £32,123,087</p><p>2013/14 - £46,377,724</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
HL3657 more like this
HL3658 more like this
HL3660 more like this
HL3661 more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T17:37:49.127Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T17:37:49.127Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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2671
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harris of Haringey more like this
169673
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star this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading G4S more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what payments have been made to G4S in respect of the Department for Work and Pensions Community Work Placements programme. more like this
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Lord Harris of Haringey more like this
star this property uin HL3660 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 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>G4S have not been considered for any aspect of the delivery for Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>The payments made to G4S in relation to delivery of the Child Maintenance Options Contact Centre service, since the inception of the contract in September 2013 through to 31 October 2014, total £5.707m.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not publish financial information at provider level for Community Work Placements Programme because in conjunction with performance data it allows the calculation of unit prices which are commercially confidential. Release of this information would reduce the department's ability to gain best value for money in future procurement exercises.</p><p> </p><p>I can confirm that total payments to G4S Group are as follows:</p><p>2010/11 - £81,433</p><p>2011/12 - £17,947,271</p><p>2012/13 - £32,123,087</p><p>2013/14 - £46,377,724</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
HL3657 more like this
HL3658 more like this
HL3659 more like this
HL3661 more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T17:37:49.27Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T17:37:49.27Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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2671
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harris of Haringey more like this
169674
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star this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading G4S more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what payments have been made to G4S by the Department for Work and Pensions in total in each of the years 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14. more like this
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Lord Harris of Haringey more like this
star this property uin HL3661 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 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>G4S have not been considered for any aspect of the delivery for Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>The payments made to G4S in relation to delivery of the Child Maintenance Options Contact Centre service, since the inception of the contract in September 2013 through to 31 October 2014, total £5.707m.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not publish financial information at provider level for Community Work Placements Programme because in conjunction with performance data it allows the calculation of unit prices which are commercially confidential. Release of this information would reduce the department's ability to gain best value for money in future procurement exercises.</p><p> </p><p>I can confirm that total payments to G4S Group are as follows:</p><p>2010/11 - £81,433</p><p>2011/12 - £17,947,271</p><p>2012/13 - £32,123,087</p><p>2013/14 - £46,377,724</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
HL3657 more like this
HL3658 more like this
HL3659 more like this
HL3660 more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T17:37:48.737Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T17:37:48.737Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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2671
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harris of Haringey more like this
170248
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star this property date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will examine "the possibility of allowing advice workers to request automatically short-term benefit advances electronically for their clients" as recommended by the report of the All-Party Parliamentary inquiry into Hunger and Food Poverty in Britain. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL3744 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 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Noble Baroness to the oral answer given by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the Rt.Hon. Iain Duncan Smith, Official Report, 8 December 2014, column 633. He set out how the Department for Work and Pensions will be doing much more to raise awareness of Short Term Benefit Advances (STBAs) as recommended by the All-Party Parliamentary inquiry and others, including the Social Security Advisory Committee. This will include providing more information to claimants about STBAs online and in Jobcentres. Staff guidance on STBAs will also be updated and staff reminded of the process for considering an STBA.</p><p> </p><p>A key part of the STBA process is a discussion between the claimant and the Decision Maker to consider the circumstances of the request and make an informed discretionary decision about the claimant’s needs. Such a discussion needs to be had with the claimant and cannot be done online or with a third party.</p><p> </p><p>Benefits are normally paid in arrears and where the Department can pay any benefit due to the claimant it does. Where an STBA can be paid it is usually paid the day after it is first requested by the claimant.</p><p> </p><p>The Government believes the current system for claiming STBAs is simple. All claimants need to do is mention to staff that they will not be able to manage until their payment is due and the STBA process will start. However, the Government has accepted the need to raise awareness of STBAs as set out above.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has made improvements to the hardship process. In July 2014 it strengthened guidance for work coaches so that all claimants are informed about how and when they can make an application for hardship payment and processing times have also been improved.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
HL3743 more like this
HL3745 more like this
HL3746 more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T17:21:20.12Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T17:21:20.12Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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4234
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this