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star this property date less than 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits 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, what measures are being tested to speed up the processing of benefit claims; what effect any such measures are having on processing times; and when he plans to implement any such measures in full. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 2505 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 2015-06-18more like thismore than 2015-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The Department currently uses a suite of measures to track and manage the timeliness of payments for the range of benefits it administers.</p><p> </p><p>We steadily increased the number of Jobseeker’s Allowance claims processed in 16 days from 85.8% in 2009-10 to 96.0% in 2014-15. We are now aiming to clear Jobseeker’s Allowance claims within 10 days. In 2009-10 we processed 70.8% in 10 days and this increased to 91.4% in 2014-15.</p><p> </p><p>We have also steadily increased the number of Employment and Support Allowance claims processed in 16 days from 72.9% in 2009-10 to 93.6% in 2014-15. We are also aiming to clear Employment and Support Allowance claims within 10 days. In 2009-10 we processed 54.9% in 10 days and this increased to 87.5% in 2014-15.</p><p> </p><p>We are planning to continue this approach across a range of other products.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-06-18T11:51:16.45Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-18T11:51:16.45Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
381575
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star this property date less than 2015-06-16more like thismore than 2015-06-16
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Work Programme 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, by when he plans to pilot the new approach to sanctions using warnings and non-financial penalties following a first failure to comply with conditionality on the Work Programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 2719 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 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>Any potential pilot has not been confirmed. The Department is considering the proposal.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-06-22T14:23:09.747Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-22T14:23:09.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
381586
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star this property date less than 2015-06-16more like thismore than 2015-06-16
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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 remove filter
unstar 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 universal credit claimants have waited more than five weeks from making an application before receiving their first payment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 2799 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 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The information is not currently available.</p><p> </p><p>Universal Credit is paid to claimants on a monthly basis. This monthly payment cycle mirrors the approach that claimants would experience in work and is designed to prepare claimants for employment. The first payment is made within a calendar month plus a week of the original date of claim, providing all the information required has been supplied by the claimant.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-06-23T14:27:49.59Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-23T14:27:49.59Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
383971
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star this property date less than 2015-06-18more like thismore than 2015-06-18
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Disqualification 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 sanctions have been issued by each Jobcentre Plus in each month in 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 3263 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 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The information available for the number and reason for referral, in respect of Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance sanction decisions, by Jobcentre Plus, is published at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a>:</p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started---SuperWEB2.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started---SuperWEB2.html</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-06-23T14:11:13.763Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-23T14:11:13.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
385153
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star this property date less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance 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 incapacity benefit claimants are awaiting an assessment for employment and support allowance; and how many such claimants have waited three months or more for that assessment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 3646 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 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>Information available on the number of Incapacity Benefit claimants currently awaiting a work capability assessment is published and can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/employment-and-support-allowance-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessment" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/employment-and-support-allowance-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessment</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Official statistics for Incapacity Benefit Reassessment processing times are not readily available and to provide the information requested would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-06-29T13:56:34.94Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T13:56:34.94Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
385155
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star this property date less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits 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 applied for short term benefit advance in (a) 2014 and (b) 2014-15; and how many such applications were successful. more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 3648 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 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
unstar this property answer text <p>The total number of Short Term Benefit Advance applications received for:</p><p>a) January 2014 to December 2014 was 253,437. Of those 76,173 were successful.</p><p>b) the financial year April 2014 to February 2015 was 221,824. Of those 72,599 were sucessful.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Notes</strong></p><p>1. Only Employment and Support Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Jobseekers Allowance and Income Support applications are included in the above information.</p><p> </p><p>2. A full set of data isn’t yet available for April 2014 to March 2015.</p><p> </p><p>3. Data for applications is sourced from clerical records via the Management Information System Programme (MISP) and awards sourced from the Benefit Expenditure Business Information system.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-06-29T13:02:06.897Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T13:02:06.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
385162
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star this property date less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance 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, how many employment and support allowance claimants were affected by mandatory reconsideration in 2014-15; and how many such claimants waited 14 days or more to receive a decision following that consideration. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 3862 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 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The information as requested is not available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-06-29T13:27:08.067Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T13:27:08.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
386345
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star this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Food Banks 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, pursuant to the Answer of 22 June 2015 to Question 900461, if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's evidence on the reasons behind food bank referrals. more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 4630 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 2015-07-02more like thismore than 2015-07-02
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p> </p><p>As I have previously detailed to the House, the reasons for food bank use are complex and overlapping. There is no robust evidence that directly links sanctions and food bank use.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-07-02T13:03:33.68Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-02T13:03:33.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
386817
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star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits 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, for what reasons unsuccessful applications for Short Term Benefit Advance in 2014. more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 5024 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 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
unstar this property answer text <p>A Short Term Benefit Advance (STBA) is an advance payment of benefit normally paid at the start of a new claim to claimants who meet the qualifying criteria.</p><p> </p><p>Circumstances in which an STBA may not be paid include where there is some doubt as to whether the claimant will be entitled to the benefit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T14:38:33.32Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T14:38:33.32Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
387909
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star this property date less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Disqualification more like this
star 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, when he plans to publish data on deaths which have occurred following a benefit sanction. more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 5731 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 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
unstar this property answer text <p>I refer the Rt. Hon. Member to the answer given on the 11 December 2014 to Question <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2014-12-05/217571/" target="_blank">UIN 217571</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-07-14T15:10:45.123Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-14T15:10:45.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this