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1086401
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star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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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 Employment and Support Allowance more like this
star this property house id 2 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 whether, for individuals identified as entitled to income-related employment and support allowance (ESA) but who were moved to contributory-based ESA from incapacity benefit, any assessment is being undertaken of the amount of housing benefit to which those individuals would have been entitled; and if so, what plans there are to compensate them for this cost. more like this
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Baroness Sherlock more like this
star this property uin HL14427 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 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star this property answer text <p>Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support Schemes are operated by local authorities. These schemes have a range of eligibility criteria and those affected by the ESA underpayment exercises may have qualified under alternative eligibility criteria.</p><p> </p><p>However, as part of the ESA underpayment exercise we are liaising with Ministry of Housing, Communities &amp; Local Government and we are informing Local Authorities of any new, past awards of income-related ESA in line with our business as usual procedures. This will support local authorities to consider further any possible impacts of the ESA underpayment exercise.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN HL14428 more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T15:57:00.523Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T15:57:00.523Z
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3349
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sherlock more like this
1086402
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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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 Employment and Support Allowance 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, for individuals identified as entitled to income-related employment and support allowance (ESA) but who were moved to contributory-based ESA from incapacity benefit, any assessment is being undertaken of the amount of (1) council tax benefit, and (2) council tax support to which those individuals would have been entitled; and if so, what plans there are to compensate them for this cost. more like this
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Baroness Sherlock more like this
star this property uin HL14428 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 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star this property answer text <p>Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support Schemes are operated by local authorities. These schemes have a range of eligibility criteria and those affected by the ESA underpayment exercises may have qualified under alternative eligibility criteria.</p><p> </p><p>However, as part of the ESA underpayment exercise we are liaising with Ministry of Housing, Communities &amp; Local Government and we are informing Local Authorities of any new, past awards of income-related ESA in line with our business as usual procedures. This will support local authorities to consider further any possible impacts of the ESA underpayment exercise.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN HL14427 more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T15:57:00.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T15:57:00.587Z
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3349
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
unstar this property tabling member
4147
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sherlock more like this
1083766
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
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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 Food Banks 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 how many foodbanks have opened in England since 2010. more like this
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Lord Hain more like this
star this property uin HL14329 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 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star this property answer text <p>There is no official data or record of the number of foodbanks in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland. Details of foodbanks operating through the Trussell Trust network and statistics on the number of food parcels distributed can be found on the charity’s website www.trusselltrust.org. The Independent Foodbank Network is also working to identify food banks in the United Kingdom operating outside the Trussell Trust network; further information is on their website www.foodaidnetwork.org.uk</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN HL14381 more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T15:37:37.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T15:37:37.997Z
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3349
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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567
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hain more like this
1086343
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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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 Food Banks 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 how many food banks have opened in (1) England, (2) Wales, (3) Scotland, and (4) Northern Ireland since 2010. more like this
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Lord Hain more like this
star this property uin HL14381 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 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star this property answer text <p>There is no official data or record of the number of foodbanks in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland. Details of foodbanks operating through the Trussell Trust network and statistics on the number of food parcels distributed can be found on the charity’s website www.trusselltrust.org. The Independent Foodbank Network is also working to identify food banks in the United Kingdom operating outside the Trussell Trust network; further information is on their website www.foodaidnetwork.org.uk</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN HL14329 more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T15:37:37.923Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T15:37:37.923Z
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3349
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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567
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hain more like this
1056467
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Jobcentres 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 arrangements are in place to safeguard the interests of vulnerable people receiving a service from Jobcentre Plus. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL13521 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 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property answer text <p>DWP is committed to providing the best possible support for all our claimants, including the most vulnerable in society. We are continuously reviewing and improving the service for vulnerable people to ensure that it is accessible and responsive to their needs.</p><p> </p><p>Specific training and guidance is provided for all staff on working with different vulnerable groups. This includes developing the skills they need to support and communicate with a diverse range of customers, and specific training is provided for working with different vulnerable groups.</p><p> </p><p>We provide a tailored service that recognises those with complex needs at any point throughout their journey. Work Coaches will tailor conditionality, setting requirements based on what is reasonable for the individual’s circumstances. A claimant’s work search and availability requirements can be switched off for an agreed period of time, and other work-related requirements may be lifted too, where appropriate. This includes where the claimant has suffered domestic violence and abuse, or periods where a child in their care is suffering distress due to experiencing or witnessing violence or abuse.</p><p> </p><p>To assist identification and claimant support, each Jobcentre Plus site has a complex needs toolkit in place. These are maintained and reviewed locally and contain a named single point of contact for areas such as Homelessness, Care leavers and Prison leavers.</p><p> </p><p>Jobcentre staff also have access to information on services and support available in their local area for vulnerable claimants and will signpost claimants to national and local organisations who provide specialist support.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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HL13522 more like this
HL13523 more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T14:05:36.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T14:05:36.417Z
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3349
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
1056469
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Jobcentres 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 there is a nominated Vulnerable People’s Champion in every Jobcentre Plus. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL13522 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 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property answer text <p>DWP is committed to providing the best possible support for all our claimants, including the most vulnerable in society. We are continuously reviewing and improving the service for vulnerable people to ensure that it is accessible and responsive to their needs.</p><p> </p><p>Specific training and guidance is provided for all staff on working with different vulnerable groups. This includes developing the skills they need to support and communicate with a diverse range of customers, and specific training is provided for working with different vulnerable groups.</p><p> </p><p>We provide a tailored service that recognises those with complex needs at any point throughout their journey. Work Coaches will tailor conditionality, setting requirements based on what is reasonable for the individual’s circumstances. A claimant’s work search and availability requirements can be switched off for an agreed period of time, and other work-related requirements may be lifted too, where appropriate. This includes where the claimant has suffered domestic violence and abuse, or periods where a child in their care is suffering distress due to experiencing or witnessing violence or abuse.</p><p> </p><p>To assist identification and claimant support, each Jobcentre Plus site has a complex needs toolkit in place. These are maintained and reviewed locally and contain a named single point of contact for areas such as Homelessness, Care leavers and Prison leavers.</p><p> </p><p>Jobcentre staff also have access to information on services and support available in their local area for vulnerable claimants and will signpost claimants to national and local organisations who provide specialist support.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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HL13521 more like this
HL13523 more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T14:05:36.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T14:05:36.527Z
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3349
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
1056470
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star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children: Victims 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 how the vulnerability of adult survivors of child sexual exploitation is taken into account by Jobcentre Plus staff and Department for Work and Pensions contractors. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL13523 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 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property answer text <p>DWP is committed to providing the best possible support for all our claimants, including the most vulnerable in society. We are continuously reviewing and improving the service for vulnerable people to ensure that it is accessible and responsive to their needs.</p><p> </p><p>Specific training and guidance is provided for all staff on working with different vulnerable groups. This includes developing the skills they need to support and communicate with a diverse range of customers, and specific training is provided for working with different vulnerable groups.</p><p> </p><p>We provide a tailored service that recognises those with complex needs at any point throughout their journey. Work Coaches will tailor conditionality, setting requirements based on what is reasonable for the individual’s circumstances. A claimant’s work search and availability requirements can be switched off for an agreed period of time, and other work-related requirements may be lifted too, where appropriate. This includes where the claimant has suffered domestic violence and abuse, or periods where a child in their care is suffering distress due to experiencing or witnessing violence or abuse.</p><p> </p><p>To assist identification and claimant support, each Jobcentre Plus site has a complex needs toolkit in place. These are maintained and reviewed locally and contain a named single point of contact for areas such as Homelessness, Care leavers and Prison leavers.</p><p> </p><p>Jobcentre staff also have access to information on services and support available in their local area for vulnerable claimants and will signpost claimants to national and local organisations who provide specialist support.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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HL13521 more like this
HL13522 more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T14:05:36.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T14:05:36.653Z
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3349
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4234
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
1047827
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
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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 State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad 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 Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 7 January (HL12466), with which EU countries the UK currently has reciprocal arrangements covering the annual uprating of State Pensions in the EU to which they will revert if the UK leaves the EU. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL13105 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 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
star this property answer text <p>The UK has seventeen reciprocal social security agreements with EU Member States which are in use between some or all of the Crown Dependencies and the relevant EU country which provide for reciprocal uprating of state pension. The EU countries are: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. In the event the UK leaves without a withdrawal agreement, the UK will keep the role of pre-existing Reciprocal Agreements with individual Member States under review. Whether these come back into force will be subject to discussion and agreement between the UK and the relevant EU Member State.</p><p> </p><p>There are ten EU countries where there is no reciprocal social security agreement in place. Those countries are: Bulgaria, Czechia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.</p><p> </p><p>The UK government has taken the necessary steps to protect the rights of citizens through legislation and set out the measures it will take in a no deal scenario. The measures are based on the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement in the policy paper: “Citizens’ Rights - EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU” dated 6 December 2018. For social security arrangements, the UK will have retained EU law allowing the UK to apply the current social security coordination rules to protect those in receipt or entitled to a UK State Pension or benefit, including where they live in the EU. This will apply equally to citizens from all EU Member States. In a no deal scenario, we will uprate the UK State Pension for those living in the EU in 2019-20, with a view to securing continued reciprocal social security arrangements in future.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN HL13106 more like this
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less than 2019-01-31T13:15:14.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-31T13:15:14.957Z
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3349
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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248
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1047828
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
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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 State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad 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 Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 7 January (HL12466), with which EU countries the UK does not have reciprocal arrangements covering the annual uprating of State Pensions in the EU to which they will revert if the UK leaves the EU; and with which of those countries they have entered negotiations for post-Brexit arrangements to replace the European Union Pensions Directive. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL13106 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 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
star this property answer text <p>The UK has seventeen reciprocal social security agreements with EU Member States which are in use between some or all of the Crown Dependencies and the relevant EU country which provide for reciprocal uprating of state pension. The EU countries are: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. In the event the UK leaves without a withdrawal agreement, the UK will keep the role of pre-existing Reciprocal Agreements with individual Member States under review. Whether these come back into force will be subject to discussion and agreement between the UK and the relevant EU Member State.</p><p> </p><p>There are ten EU countries where there is no reciprocal social security agreement in place. Those countries are: Bulgaria, Czechia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.</p><p> </p><p>The UK government has taken the necessary steps to protect the rights of citizens through legislation and set out the measures it will take in a no deal scenario. The measures are based on the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement in the policy paper: “Citizens’ Rights - EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU” dated 6 December 2018. For social security arrangements, the UK will have retained EU law allowing the UK to apply the current social security coordination rules to protect those in receipt or entitled to a UK State Pension or benefit, including where they live in the EU. This will apply equally to citizens from all EU Member States. In a no deal scenario, we will uprate the UK State Pension for those living in the EU in 2019-20, with a view to securing continued reciprocal social security arrangements in future.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN HL13105 more like this
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less than 2019-01-31T13:15:15.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-31T13:15:15.003Z
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3349
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
unstar this property tabling member
248
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1029610
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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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 Universal Credit 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 how they will ensure that a claimant deemed to be vulnerable will not have their legacy benefits stopped before a Universal Credit claim is completed under the managed migration process. more like this
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Baroness Donaghy more like this
star this property uin HL12496 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 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
star this property answer text <p>The Department is committed to delivering managed migration in a way which supports all claimants, including the most vulnerable. We are currently working with a large and diverse range of stakeholders, including those who focus on disability, to design our migration processes and in 2019 we will begin the pilot phase of managed migration to ensure that these processes work for everyone.</p><p> </p><p>The revised draft regulations, laid on 5 November 2018, now provide that we must give claimants a minimum of three months in which to make a claim for Universal Credit and sets no maximum period in which a claim must be made. With unlimited flexibility to extend claim periods we will work with representative groups to produce guidance that will ensure adequate support for each individual claimant’s needs.</p><p> </p><p>Some of these circumstances may include the following:</p><p> </p><ul><li>where a claimant is having trouble completing the Universal Credit claim;</li><li>the claimant cannot make a Universal Credit claim by the deadline day because they have to go or have gone into hospital;</li><li>the work coach or case manager has not got enough information from the claimant so needs to give the claimant more time to get the information to us;</li><li>the claimant has a mental-health condition; or</li><li>the claimant is disadvantaged because they are homeless, have a disability, have had a domestic emergency or have caring responsibilities.</li></ul><p> </p><p>This list is not exhaustive and each case will be considered on its individual circumstances and merits.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN HL12497 more like this
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less than 2019-01-08T18:00:50.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-08T18:00:50.907Z
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3349
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Donaghy more like this