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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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 remove filter
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, how much her Department has spent on advertising universal credit in the Metro newspaper to date; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington remove filter
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 252567 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 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>The Department provides services to around 22 million people, and has a responsibility to communicate policy and essential information to claimants and other key audiences, in a similar way to other government departments. The ‘Opening Up Work’ campaign aims to increase understanding of how Universal Credit removes barriers to work and aids career progression, and to provide information to help people make a claim.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has spent the amounts shown in the table below with the Metro newspaper.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td><p>Spend (£)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>20,918.16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>23,628.96</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong>Source:</strong> DWP internal accounts</p> more like this
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 2019-05-14T14:24:49.33Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:24:49.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
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 publish guidance on what triggers a natural migration to universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington remove filter
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 248643 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 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
star this property answer text <p>Currently people only move to Universal Credit (UC) because they have had a significant change in their circumstances which would previously have led them to make a new claim to a legacy benefit. It has always been the case that in such circumstances, new claims would be assessed based upon their new circumstances and under the rules of the new benefit.</p><p> </p><p>Claimant circumstances within the legacy system are diverse and interact with a range of benefits in different ways. Eligibility for UC is dependent on individuals’ circumstances, the specific nature of the change and rules for access to legacy benefits.</p><p> </p><p>During oral evidence to the Work and Pensions Select Committee (WPSC) on Wednesday, 1 May 2019, the Minister of State for Employment confirmed that the Department will write to the Committee to provide, a list of examples which may prompt a move to UC after circumstances have changed.</p> more like this
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 2019-05-02T10:03:27.523Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-02T10:03:27.523Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
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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 remove filter
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 add prison photographic ID to the list of documents that can be used to verify a universal credit claim. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington remove filter
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 213330 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
star this property answer text <p>DWP and MoJ are working closely to deliver an improved Universal Credit claim process for prison leavers. We continue to work collaboratively with MoJ to explore options to overcome a number of issues, including the use of prison documentation as proof of identity for Universal Credit claims. We also continue to explore options for claims to be made via telephony channels.</p><p> </p><p>At present, there are various ways in which a claimant can verify their identity for Universal Credit purposes: online using the gov.uk verify service; in person using primary and secondary ID verification or; by using biographical questions, for those who do not have identity documents.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-02-04T14:35:36.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T14:35:36.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1050123
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
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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 remove filter
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 is the standard time is for a work coach to reply to a journal message. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington remove filter
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 213331 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
star this property answer text <p>The journal is primarily used to support work search activity and as such not every journal entry will require a response.</p><p> </p><p>The Case Manager or Work Coach receives a notification in real time each time a claimant submits an entry to their online journal. Journal entries are monitored daily as part of our case management approach.</p> more like this
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 2019-02-05T12:41:55.26Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T12:41:55.26Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
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 the Answer of 14 September 2018 to Question 171353; how many universal credit claims were determined on the scrutiny of written information alone in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington remove filter
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 193443 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 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
star this property answer text <p>The number of Universal Credit claims determined on the scrutiny of written information alone, known as a Work Capability Paper Based Assessment (PBA), is outlined in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total PBA</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April 2013 - March2014</p></td><td><p>17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April 2014 – March 2015</p></td><td><p>135</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April 2015 – March 2016</p></td><td><p>503</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April 2016 – March 2017</p></td><td><p>1,743</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April 2017 – March 2018</p></td><td><p>10,222</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p /> more like this
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 2018-11-23T14:54:38.387Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T14:54:38.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
986411
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-12more like thismore than 2018-10-12
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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 remove filter
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 bring forward legislative proposals to allow for a universal credit work capability assessment appointment to be expedited in cases in which her Department has delayed issuing the UC50 form to a claimant. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington remove filter
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 178501 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 2018-10-17more like thismore than 2018-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The Capability for Work questionnaire UC50 and covering letter is issued to the claimant by first class mail the day after they are referred for a Work Capability Assessment. They have a period of four weeks in which to return the completed questionnaire, and are issued a further reminder letter if they have not replied within three weeks.</p><p> </p><p>There have been no recorded issues with delays in sending these forms out, but we would welcome any information of issues, to allow us to continue to refine and improve our processes.</p><p> </p> more like this
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 2018-10-17T16:49:28.76Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-17T16:49:28.76Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
982871
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star this property date less than 2018-10-08more like thismore than 2018-10-08
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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 remove filter
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 guidance does his Department issue to jobcentre staff providing benefits advice to claimants on claiming universal credit if they are found fit to work following a Work Capability Assessment decision. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington remove filter
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 176243 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-16more like thismore than 2018-10-16
star this property answer text <p>Comprehensive guidance outlining the support we provide to claimants is readily accessible to all work coaches across the Jobcentre network.</p><p> </p><p>This guidance includes specific information on supporting claimants who have made a claim to Universal Credit following a Work Capability Assessment decision.</p><p> </p><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> </p><p>We are fully committed to providing personalised support for all claimants, including vulnerable groups. Each individual’s circumstances are different and therefore their barriers to work and the support required must be tailored to their needs.</p><p> </p><p>Work coaches are supported in building a strong relationship with their claimants through a comprehensive training and accreditation programme which includes support to identify and help claimants with complex needs. All work coaches delivering Universal Credit receive training on supporting claimants with health conditions.</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 2018-10-16T16:45:37.44Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-16T16:45:37.44Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
971704
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star this property date less than 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
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 her Department will collect and publish the average time taken to respond to a message that a universal credit claimant has posted in their journal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington remove filter
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 173566 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 2018-10-09more like thismore than 2018-10-09
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not plan to publish the data requested.</p><p> </p> more like this
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 2018-10-09T16:30:35.183Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-09T16:30:35.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
969112
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star this property date less than 2018-09-06more like thismore than 2018-09-06
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 Universal Credit remove filter
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 the criteria is for placing a person in the Universal Credit Limited Capability for Work category without attending a work capability assessment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington remove filter
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 171353 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 2018-09-14more like thismore than 2018-09-14
star this property answer text <p>The Centre for Health and Disability Assessments (CHDA) advises DWP Decision Makers on whether a claimant has limited capability for work. CHDA can make its assessments based on scrutiny of available written information, including a questionnaire that the claimant is asked to complete, giving details of how their health condition or disability impacts on their day-to-day activities.</p><p> </p><p>Claimants are only asked attend a Work Capability Assessment where CHDA finds the available written information is inconclusive and is unable to advise, based on that evidence, how the claimant’s condition may impact upon their capability for work.</p> more like this
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 2018-09-14T13:44:51.767Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-14T13:44:51.767Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
969116
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-06more like thismore than 2018-09-06
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
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, if he will lower the 40 per cent debt recovery level for people in receipt of universal credit that have children. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington remove filter
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 171355 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-14more like thismore than 2018-09-14
star this property answer text <p>The Department recognises the importance of safeguarding the welfare of claimants who have incurred debt. However, there are no current plans to lower the maximum deduction rate.</p><p> </p><p>The Department always considers individual circumstances when applying debt repayment thresholds and seeks to recover debt without creating undue hardship. If a claimant is in financial difficulty as a result of the level of deductions, where it relates to benefit debt, a Social Fund loan or rent arrears, they can request that a reduction be considered. If a claimant is having difficulty repaying a benefit overpayment, they can request a reconsideration of the amount that is being taken where it can be shown that it would have an impact on any dependent children. Any reduction will be based on the individual circumstances of the claimant rather than the amount of the overpayment, which helps to ensure that a sustainable repayment plan based on affordability is put in place.</p> more like this
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 2018-09-14T11:55:47.967Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-14T11:55:47.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this