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1001921
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 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, if she will set out the timeframe for implementing her Department's response to the court judgement of June 2018 on the payment of Severe Disability Premium to claimants who are already in receipt of Universal Credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
star this property uin 188119 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 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>Written statement HCWS745 on 7 June 2018 , which preceded the Court judgment of 14 June, set out our plans to make provision for claimants already in receipt of Universal Credit, to receive a Severe Disability Premium backdated.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The ‘Universal Credit (Managed Migration) Amendment Regulations 2018’, which contain these provisions, were laid in Parliament on 5 November 2018 and will now be scrutinised and voted on by Parliament.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma remove filter
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less than 2018-11-12T18:08:45.973Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4268
star this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
1002002
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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: Separation 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, whether there is provision in place to equalise universal credit entitlement when a couple separates. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 188012 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 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
star this property answer text <p>When a couple separates and still require the support of Universal Credit they will claim separately and as such the two claimants will be treated as entirely separate claims and will have their entitlements and therefore award amounts treated accordingly.</p><p> </p><p>If an advance has been awarded to a couple and the couple subsequently separate, they will be equally liable to repay the advance.</p><p> </p><p>When a couple separates, and an advance has not been recovered from the associated benefit claim because the claim ends or there was no entitlement to that benefit, the outstanding balance is treated as if it were an overpayment. This would then be recoverable (as per Section 71 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992) at the standard overpayment rate.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>After separation, if a couple have an overpayment for which they are both equally liable, the debt is apportioned equally. Once this apportionment has been done we will not reverse the split liability decision. Any debt for which only one member of a couple is liable will follow that person on separation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
188013 more like this
188014 more like this
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less than 2018-11-16T14:20:06.583Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T14:20:06.583Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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410
star this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1002003
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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: Separation 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, what steps her Department takes to ensure that there is a fair division when recovering advance payments when a couple separate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 188013 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 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
star this property answer text <p>When a couple separates and still require the support of Universal Credit they will claim separately and as such the two claimants will be treated as entirely separate claims and will have their entitlements and therefore award amounts treated accordingly.</p><p> </p><p>If an advance has been awarded to a couple and the couple subsequently separate, they will be equally liable to repay the advance.</p><p> </p><p>When a couple separates, and an advance has not been recovered from the associated benefit claim because the claim ends or there was no entitlement to that benefit, the outstanding balance is treated as if it were an overpayment. This would then be recoverable (as per Section 71 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992) at the standard overpayment rate.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>After separation, if a couple have an overpayment for which they are both equally liable, the debt is apportioned equally. Once this apportionment has been done we will not reverse the split liability decision. Any debt for which only one member of a couple is liable will follow that person on separation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
188012 more like this
188014 more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-16T14:20:06.63Z
star this property answering member
4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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410
star this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1003608
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Cancer 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, what the average waiting time was for payment of universal credit for a claimant diagnosed with terminal cancer and a prognosis of less than six months to live in the most recent period for which figures are available. 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 189524 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 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>The requested information is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>In these circumstances, for claimants who provide a DS1500 medical report, Universal Credit will determine that they have limited capability for work and work related activity (LCWRA) without the requirement to refer for a Work Capability Assessment. The additional amount for having LCWRA may be awarded, if not already done so, immediately.</p><p> </p><p>If the claimant does not have a DS1500 but is diagnosed as terminally ill then we will fast track the Work Capability Assessment process so that the report is provided within 48 hours.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma remove filter
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less than 2018-11-14T17:45:52.373Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:45:52.373Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1003711
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading 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, what guidance her Department has issued to decision makers on closing claims for universal credit for non-attendance at appointments in relation to the (a) welfare and (b) safeguarding of children whose subsistence income needs are dependent on that claim. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North West Durham more like this
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Laura Pidcock more like this
star this property uin 189806 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 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>Comprehensive guidance outlining the reasons to consider before closing a Universal Credit claim are available to all staff across the Jobcentre network. Universal Credit guidance is published in the House of Commons library and the Department is committed to refreshing this at regular intervals.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma remove filter
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less than 2018-11-14T17:49:19.35Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:49:19.35Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
star this property tabling member
4665
star this property label Biography information for Laura Pidcock more like this
1003712
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading 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 he will publish the guidance his Department has issued to jobcentre staff on the (a) evidence requirements for verifying capital for universal credit and (b) viewing of mobile banking on a claimant's mobile device. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North West Durham more like this
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Laura Pidcock more like this
star this property uin 189807 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 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>Guidance that the Department has issued to staff on the evidence requirements for verifying capital for Universal Credit is in the House of Commons Library.</p><p> </p><p>No guidance has been issued for viewing banking details on a claimant’s mobile device. It is the claimant’s responsibility to provide the correct information about their banking details.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma remove filter
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less than 2018-11-14T17:37:13.12Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:37:13.12Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4665
star this property label Biography information for Laura Pidcock more like this
1003713
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading 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, how many people have moved on to universal credit during the natural migration phase without having a specific change of circumstance that would require a new claim for a legacy benefit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North West Durham more like this
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Laura Pidcock more like this
star this property uin 189808 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 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>Claimants only move from existing benefits to Universal Credit through natural migration when they experience a significant change in their circumstances that triggers a new claim to benefit. Their entitlement is then calculated on the rules of their new benefit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma remove filter
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less than 2018-11-14T17:42:11.433Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:42:11.433Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4665
star this property label Biography information for Laura Pidcock more like this
1005733
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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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 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention 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, when the UK will submit its next report on the International Labour Organization Convention 182; and whether that report will be published. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 190524 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 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The UK last submitted a report on ILO Convention 182 in 2016. As the reporting for the ILO’s fundamental Conventions is on a three-year cycle, we expect to submit our next report next year (2019). The UK’s reports to the ILO are not published. However, they are reflected in the response of the ILO’s Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations, as part of its annual report.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma remove filter
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less than 2018-11-15T15:52:50.077Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T15:52:50.077Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1005734
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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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 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, with reference to universal credit, what estimate she has made of the (a) proportion of claimants who apply for an advanced payment that are successful, (b) number of claimants who seek a deferred payment of three months when repaying an advanced payment and (c) proportion of claimants who receive an advanced payment and apply successfully for a deferred payment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rutherglen and Hamilton West more like this
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Ged Killen more like this
star this property uin 190525 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 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon Member to the reply to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-10-08/176262/" target="_blank">176262</a> on 11 October.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma remove filter
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less than 2018-11-15T15:46:06.027Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T15:46:06.027Z
star this property answering member
4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4672
star this property label Biography information for Ged Killen more like this
1005736
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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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 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 publish the guidance issued by her Department on the thresholds for (a) financial hardship when a universal credit claimant applies for an advanced payment and (b) exceptional circumstances when a universal credit claimant with an advance payment applies for repayments to be delayed for up to three months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rutherglen and Hamilton West more like this
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Ged Killen more like this
star this property uin 190526 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 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit guidance is published in the House of Commons Library and the Department is committed to refreshing the information on a regular basis.</p><p>New claimants to Universal Credit have always been able to apply for a Universal Credit Advance in their first month if they need financial support until their first regular payment of Universal Credit is made.</p><p>We have previously increased the maximum amount available for advances from 50 per cent to 100 per cent of the total award, and increased the repayment period from 6 months to 12 months. Last month’s Autumn Budget 2018 extended - from October 2021 - the maximum period over which an advance can be recovered, from 12 to 16 months. From October 2019, we will also reduce the maximum rate at which deductions can be made from a Universal Credit award from 40% to 30% of the standard allowance</p><p>If during the recovery of an advance the claimant experiences an unforeseen expense that would cause them or their family genuine hardship if they were required to continue to repay the advance, then they can be offered a deferral period of the repayment of the advance of up to 3 months for a new claim, benefit transfer or change of circumstance advance and up to 6 months for a budgeting advance.</p><p>In addition Personal Budgeting Support (PBS) is also offered to Universal Credit claimants from the outset of their claim. PBS helps claimants as they transition to Universal Credit and adapt to the financial changes that Universal Credit brings. PBS can be online, telephone or face to face support. Face to face support is currently delivered through local authorities via Universal Support.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma remove filter
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less than 2018-11-15T15:59:17.97Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T15:59:17.97Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
star this property tabling member
4672
star this property label Biography information for Ged Killen more like this