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star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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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: Self-employed more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to support self-employed people who need to claim employment support allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South remove filter
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Ross Thomson more like this
unstar this property uin 226720 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 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
star this property answer text <p>We have successfully rolled out Universal Credit in all job centres nationally. Consequently, self-employed people, who have a health condition, can now claim either Universal Credit and/or New Style Employment and Support Allowance.</p><p> </p><p>Claimants who are eligible to claim New Style Employment and Support Allowance can do so by calling the Universal Credit helpline to request a claim form or by downloading and printing the form available on Gov.uk. Full details about how to apply (including information requesting forms in alternative formats such as braille) can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/how-to-claim-new-style-esa" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/how-to-claim-new-style-esa</a></p><p> </p><p>Claimants who are not eligible to claim New Style Employment and Support Allowance can claim Universal Credit online. For those unable to access or use digital services, assistance to make and maintain their claim is available via the Freephone Universal Credit helplines. The Universal Credit Service Centre will establish the best means of support available.</p><p> </p><p>A home visit can be arranged to support a claimant in making their initial claim and completing any other administrative tasks required to ensure their application is completed.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, to help claimants who may struggle making a claim, Universal Support is available, which is advice, assistance or support to help Universal Credit and New Style Employment and Support Allowance claimants with managing their claim or award.</p><p> </p><p>From 1 April 2019 Citizens Advice (England and Wales) and Citizens Advice Scotland will deliver a new “Help to Claim” service to support vulnerable claimants through the process of making a claim.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-03-07T13:53:53.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-07T13:53:53.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
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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 Children: Maintenance more like this
unstar 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, with reference to his Department's consultation, child maintenance: closing cases in Segments 3 and 4 simultaneously, published on 27 October 2014, what effect such simultaneous closure will have on (a) forecast volumes and the cost of calls demands to the Child Maintenance Options Service, (b) forecast volumes and cost of recruitment and training of new staff for the Child Maintenance Options Service and (c) forecast staff numbers and costs associated with the validation of child maintenance arrears in closed cases in the year from April 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South remove filter
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Dame Anne Begg more like this
unstar this property uin 215101 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 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Child Maintenance Group is still considering the precise number of case closure letters that will be issued each week for Segments 3 and 4. Consequently, it isn’t yet possible to describe how confirmed letter numbers will influence forecasting assumptions. As all CSA cases will need to be closed over the agreed transitional timeline, resource demands will remain the same regardless of whether Segments 3 and 4 are implemented simultaneously.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-11-24T11:54:09.037Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T11:54:09.037Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Anne Begg more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
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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 Children: Maintenance more like this
unstar 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, with reference to his Department's consultation, child maintenance: closing cases in Segments 3 and 4 simultaneously, published on 27 October 2014, whether such simultaneous closure will affect the contract between G4S and his Department on the anticipated level of call demands to the Child Maintenance Options Service for the years 2015 and 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South remove filter
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Dame Anne Begg more like this
unstar this property uin 215100 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 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The proposed, simultaneous closure of Segment 3 and 4 cases will not affect the nature of the Child Maintenance Options supplier contract between G4S and DWP. This contract’s governance arrangement provides for operational resources to be reviewed each month and agreed for three months in advance, taking account of actual service demands versus forecasted business volumes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-11-24T11:58:50.047Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T11:58:50.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Anne Begg more like this
225285
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-04more like thismore than 2015-03-04
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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
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
unstar 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 his Department plans to examine the arrears balances of individual Child Support Agency cases subject to case closure to re-value arrears arising from interim maintenance assessment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South remove filter
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Dame Anne Begg more like this
unstar this property uin 226300 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 2015-03-10more like thismore than 2015-03-10
star this property answer text <p>Under current plans for ending liability in 1993 and 2003 scheme cases, the Department will validate all CSA arrears, including arrears accrued from Interim Maintenance Assessments and those which have been suspended. The approach was set out in both “Preparing for the future, tackling the past: Child Maintenance – Arrears and Compliance Strategy 2012-2017 and Command Paper Cm8399 “Supporting separated families; securing children’s futures”. The validation process will include caseworkers resolving discrepancies on cases and completing outstanding tasks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 226247 more like this
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less than 2015-03-10T14:37:52.847Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-10T14:37:52.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Anne Begg more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-04more like thismore than 2015-03-04
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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
star this property hansard heading Pension Credit more like this
unstar 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 estimate he has made of the number of people for whom the freezing of the savings element of pensions credit and increases in the basic state pension has had a net negative effect on their income in each of the last three financial years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South remove filter
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Dame Anne Begg more like this
unstar this property uin 226249 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 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
star this property answer text <p>The overall impact of benefit up-rating on a customer’s income depends on a wide variety of factors (including for example any changes to their non state pensions that occur around the same time) which means we cannot accurately measure these impacts. However, the increases in the basic State Pension under the terms of the triple lock, have been more significant than the reductions in the savings credit. Overall it is unlikely that any Pension Credit customer should be worse off, in cash terms, as a result of the uprating decisions made over the last three years.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 226248 more like this
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less than 2015-03-09T16:06:27.223Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-09T16:06:27.223Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Anne Begg more like this
225298
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-04more like thismore than 2015-03-04
star this property answering body
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 Children: Maintenance more like this
unstar 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, with reference to the arrears validation element of the Child Support Agency case closure programme, by what processes will the Agency review cases where arrears recovery had been temporarily suspended, to ascertain whether the reasons for temporary suspension remain valid. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South remove filter
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Dame Anne Begg more like this
unstar this property uin 226247 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 2015-03-10more like thismore than 2015-03-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Under current plans for ending liability in 1993 and 2003 scheme cases, the Department will validate all CSA arrears, including arrears accrued from Interim Maintenance Assessments and those which have been suspended. The approach was set out in both “Preparing for the future, tackling the past: Child Maintenance – Arrears and Compliance Strategy 2012-2017 and Command Paper Cm8399 “Supporting separated families; securing children’s futures”. The validation process will include caseworkers resolving discrepancies on cases and completing outstanding tasks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 226300 more like this
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less than 2015-03-10T14:37:52.72Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-10T14:37:52.72Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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572
star this property label Biography information for Dame Anne Begg more like this
225300
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-04more like thismore than 2015-03-04
star this property answering body
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 Pension Credit more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people in receipt of pension credit whose income from their state pension and pension credit was (a) less in the 2014-15 financial year than it was in the previous financial year, and (b) less in the 2013-14 financial year than it was in the 2012-13 financial year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South remove filter
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Dame Anne Begg more like this
unstar this property uin 226248 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 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
star this property answer text <p>The overall impact of benefit up-rating on a customer’s income depends on a wide variety of factors (including for example any changes to their non state pensions that occur around the same time) which means we cannot accurately measure these impacts. However, the increases in the basic State Pension under the terms of the triple lock, have been more significant than the reductions in the savings credit. Overall it is unlikely that any Pension Credit customer should be worse off, in cash terms, as a result of the uprating decisions made over the last three years.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 226249 more like this
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less than 2015-03-09T16:06:27.127Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-09T16:06:27.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Anne Begg more like this
225302
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-04more like thismore than 2015-03-04
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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
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what arrangements are in place to ensure that parents with care responsibilities whose Child Support Agency (CSA) cases are subject to case closure and who are owed child maintenance arrears are fully informed about (a) the process and likely timescale of the arrears validation process, (b) the reasoning and calculations behind the finalised arrears balance figure they receive and (c) the options open to them regarding the collection of the finalised CSA debt following the closure of their case. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South remove filter
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Dame Anne Begg more like this
unstar this property uin 226246 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 2015-03-10more like thismore than 2015-03-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p>All letters sent to parents regarding the end of their CSA arrangement, make clear that arrears remain due or owed, even after liability ends.</p><p> </p><p>After arrears have been validated, parents are advised, in writing, of the balance. The parent with care can speak to the CSA if they want to discuss how the figure has been arrived at in further detail. We cannot advise parents of the exact length or detail of the validation process, as it will depend on the circumstances of individual cases.</p><p> </p><p>Both parties are advised to contact Child Maintenance Options for further information about the collection of their arrears. However, after validation, parents with care will be asked whether or not they wish their arrears to be collected.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2015-03-10T14:42:24.307Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-10T14:42:24.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Anne Begg more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-13more like thismore than 2015-03-13
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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 Children: Maintenance more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's 2013 Impact Assessment No. DWP0031, if he will provide a detailed breakdown of the (a) £123 million estimated cost of caseworker activity related to Child Support Agency (CSA) case arrears as part of the CSA case closure programme and (b) £20 million estimated cost of setting up areas on the Child Maintenance Service System; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South remove filter
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Dame Anne Begg more like this
unstar this property uin 227571 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 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The impact assessment (para 93) included high level estimates of (a) the costs (around £103m) of caseworker activity to review and update estimates of arrears on the existing systems for the circa 1.2m cases expected to have arrears when CSA liability ends and (b) the costs (around £20m) to set up arrears on the new child maintenance system. These estimates were based on broad assumptions about the volume and timings of relevant activities and before the detailed business processes and IT involved had been designed or developed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2015-03-18T15:42:23.833Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-18T15:42:23.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Anne Begg more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
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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 Children: Maintenance more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy, in respect of past interim maintenance assessments, that only that proportion of resultant child maintenance arrears which is deemed to be collectable will be transferred to the Child Maintenance Service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South remove filter
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Dame Anne Begg more like this
unstar this property uin 228147 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 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Department is currently defining its detailed policy and processes for validating historic arrears, including those accrued from an Interim Maintenance Assessments (IMA). The intention is that IMA debt will be addressed in order to reduce the amount that will be managed by the Child Maintenance Service. Our detailed approach is under consideration.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2015-03-23T15:00:21.72Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T15:00:21.72Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Anne Begg more like this