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1002095
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
hansard heading Disability: Advisory Services more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the White Paper, Improving Lives published in November 2017, when the funding for Jobcentre Plus Community Partners and additional Disability Employment Advisers is due to end; and whether the Department has plans to allocate additional funding for those initiatives. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
uin 188029 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>Funding for Jobcentre Plus Community Partners and additional Disability Employment Advisers has been agreed up until 31st March 2019.</p><p> </p><p>There is a range of support available for claimants with a health condition or disability, including one-to-one support from Work Coaches, The Work and Health Programme and the Personal Support package. Our overall aim is for work coaches to continue to develop the skills and confidence to provide good coaching and effective support. Disability Employment Advisers and Community Partners are among a number of the enablers in place to support this priority.</p><p> </p><p>We are carrying out continuous evaluation, including a review of the Community Partner and Disability Employment Adviser role functions. Recommendations from this review will be considered by Ministers and DWP Senior Leaders as they decide how to ensure that we continue to provide a cohesive support offer beyond 31st March 2019.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T16:30:33.64Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:30:33.64Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton remove filter
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1002096
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
hansard heading Disability: Advisory Services more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has plans to undertake an assessment of the adequacy of the Jobcentre Plus Personalised Support Package for disabled people. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
uin 188030 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>The Department has commissioned an externally contracted evaluation of the Jobcentre Plus Personalised Support Package. This will explore the experiences of claimants, employers, providers and DWP staff, of the personalised support provided through the package.</p><p> </p><p>A synthesis report of the over-arching evaluation will be published in Autumn 2021.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T16:26:59.673Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:26:59.673Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton remove filter
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1006111
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-13
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
hansard heading Employment: Disability more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her Department's White Paper, Improving lives: the future of work, health and disability, what progress she has made on meeting the target for the recruitment of Community Partners. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
uin 190788 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>We committed to recruiting around 200 Community Partners, with disability expertise and local knowledge. We currently have 182 Community Partners in post nationally, and there are Community Partners in every Jobcentre Plus District.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T16:55:29.017Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T16:55:29.017Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton remove filter
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
794259
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-11-23more like thismore than 2017-11-23
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to reimburse claimants of Employment and Support Allowance who were subject to payment miscalculations between 2011 and 2015 when those people were moved from incapacity benefit and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
uin 115232 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-11-28more like thismore than 2017-11-28
answer text <p>We are aware that some individuals have been underpaid when moving to Employment and Support Allowance. The department has started to put this right and will bring these plans to parliament.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-11-28T17:24:16.533Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-28T17:24:16.533Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton remove filter
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
794596
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-11-23more like thismore than 2017-11-23
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Maximus CHDA assessment centres have recording equipment available for use by employment support allowance claimants undergoing assessments; what the average number of recording units available is in each assessment centre; and what the cost per unit is of those recording units. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
uin 115569 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-12-01more like thismore than 2017-12-01
answer text <p>Centre for Health and Disability Assessments currently have135 recording devices available to Assessment Centres as required. Not all Assessment Centres currently hold recording equipment permanently on site as the demand to record assessments is currently low. In October 2017 less than 1% of claimants asked to have their assessment recorded. Despite the very low number of requests, DWP is still making this service available.</p><p> </p><p>Claimants are required to notify Centre for Health and Disability Assessments in advance if they want their assessment recorded and Centre for Health and Disability Assessments will ensure that recording equipment is made available at the assessment centre, including transferring the equipment to sites if required. Since Centre for Health and Disability Assessments took over the contract to deliver Work Capability Assessments there has not been a need to purchase new recording units so an up-to-date cost estimate cannot be provided.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-12-01T10:20:39.39Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-01T10:20:39.39Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton remove filter
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
797647
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-11-29more like thismore than 2017-11-29
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance: Maladministration more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the answer of 28 November 2017 to Question 115232, how many claimants of Employment and Support Allowance were subject to payment miscalculations in each (a) 2011, (b) 2012, (c) 2013, (d) 2014 and (e) 2015, and what the timetable is for those claimant to be reimbursed. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
uin 116610 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-12-07more like thismore than 2017-12-07
answer text <p>The Department estimates that around 270,000 cases need to be looked at again and that around 75,000 of those cases (5% of the population transferred over from incapacity benefits) may have been underpaid. The Department has already started contacting individuals to establish if there has been an underpayment of premiums and a small number of claims have already been corrected and the arrears that are due have been paid. The Department expects to complete the review and correct cases by April 2019. We will update the House shortly.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-12-07T14:20:14.077Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-07T14:20:14.077Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton remove filter
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
800629
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-12-04more like thismore than 2017-12-04
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
hansard heading Personal Independence Payment more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants have been moved from a higher rate mobility component to a lower rate as a result of their transfer from Disability Living Allowance to personal independence payments since such transfers began. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
uin 117250 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-12-07more like thismore than 2017-12-07
answer text <p>The latest available data on the outcome of initial decisions on Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) reassessments can be found in the statistical tables released in December 2016 here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/576641/pip-official-statistics-dla-to-pip-reassessment-outcomes-october-2016.ods" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/576641/pip-official-statistics-dla-to-pip-reassessment-outcomes-october-2016.ods</a></p><p> </p><p>Table 8A shows a comparison of DLA and PIP level of award for DLA reassessment claimants who were reassessed onto PIP prior to October 31<sup>st</sup> 2016, the latest date for which published data is available. Updated tables containing data to October 31<sup>st</sup> 2017 will be published on December 13<sup>th</sup> 2017.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-12-07T14:31:58.377Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-07T14:31:58.377Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton remove filter
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
800636
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-12-04more like thismore than 2017-12-04
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
hansard heading Personal Independence Payment more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to make an assessment of the effectiveness of his Department's pilot for recording face-to-face medical assessments for PIP. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
uin 117257 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-12-07more like thismore than 2017-12-07
answer text <p>We recently conducted a pilot to consider whether there are any benefits to recording face-to-face assessments. We are currently considering the findings of this pilot, and will use the evidence gathered to make sure we can continue to improve the assessments process.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-12-07T14:00:33.797Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-07T14:00:33.797Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton remove filter
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
804401
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Appeals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department uses key performance measures which set a benchmark of 80 per cent of original decisions being upheld at the Mandatory Reconsideration stage. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
uin 118522 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-12-14more like thismore than 2017-12-14
answer text <p>There has never been a Mandatory Reconsideration target for upholding original decisions.</p><p>The 80 per cent figure, which was used in the answer to a recent Freedom of Information request, was an internal measurement only used to indicate areas where the quality of initial decisions may not be meeting our expected high standards, therefore enabling us to investigate and address if required.</p><p> </p><p>Mandatory Reconsideration is a critical element our process and it is essential that claimants have confidence in it. Given the anxiety and confusion the 80 per cent figure has caused, we will therefore be using different ways of assuring quality going forwards.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-12-14T13:00:56.45Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-14T13:00:56.45Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton remove filter
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
806634
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-12-14more like thismore than 2017-12-14
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance: Maladministration more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2017 to Question 116610, whether his Department intends to pay to each claimant whose entitlements were miscalculated between 2011 and 2014 the full amount dating back to when the miscalculation was made. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
uin 119710 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
answer text <p>The Department will be reviewing and paying arrears that are due to claimants affected. These payments will be paid from 21/10/2014 which is the Departments mandatory statutory requirement with regard to payment of arrears when a court or tribunal establishes the meaning of a legislative provision. Under this provision DWP will pay arrears from the date of the court or tribunal decision, which in this case is the 21/10/2014. The rule was most recently confirmed by Parliament in section 27 of the Social Security Act 1998, which received Royal Assent on 21 May 1998.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
grouped question UIN 119797 more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-12-19T12:14:06.177Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-19T12:14:06.177Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton remove filter
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this