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star this property date less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of earnings data provided to her Department from HMRC Real Time Information PAYE data and used in live claims to calculate Universal Credit awards contains a BACS hash. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 203765 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-10more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold the information requested. The BACS hash is not passed to the Department from HMRC. The Department assist HMRC with Real Time Information disputes, and a manual intervention can be made to correct the Universal Credit award when validated against a claimant’s pay slips.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 203766 more like this
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less than 2019-01-10T16:05:13.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-10T16:05:13.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1028731
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 to the Answer of 29 November 2018 to Question 195460, what proportion of RTI earnings data her Department corrects each month using the RTI BACS hash validation value made available for that purpose by HMRC. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 203766 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-10more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold the information requested. The BACS hash is not passed to the Department from HMRC. The Department assist HMRC with Real Time Information disputes, and a manual intervention can be made to correct the Universal Credit award when validated against a claimant’s pay slips.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 203765 more like this
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less than 2019-01-10T16:05:13.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-10T16:05:13.343Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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94117
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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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1037248
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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to support in-work progression by universal credit claimants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 205806 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-11more like thismore than 2019-01-11
star this property answer text <p>A key transformational element of Universal Credit is that it gives us the opportunity to support claimants to progress in work and earn more.</p><p> </p><p>We have already completed a large-scale randomised controlled trial which ran between April 2015 and March 2018, testing the application of varied levels of support and conditionality for current in-work claimants. While this was a crucial first step to help us to understand what works for this group, we are continuing to build a strong evidence base to understand how we can make a difference for this group. At Autumn Budget 2017, we secured £8m of targeted funding to develop a programme of research, Proofs of Concept and trials to develop and test our in-work services. An important first stage is research to better understand the future in-work cohort in Universal Credit. This will show, amongst other things, what the key barriers to progression might be, and how personal and household circumstances may influence a claimant’s ability to progress, ensuring DWP can design and provide the most effective in-work support.</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 2019-01-11T16:15:23.293Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-11T16:15:23.293Z
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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 Stephen Timms more like this
1037814
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star this property date less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 to her oral contribution of 7 January 2019, Official Report, column 3, what discussions she has had with the Leader of the House on what date in 2020 the planned vote on managed migration to universal credit will take place. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 206210 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-11more like thismore than 2019-01-11
star this property answer text <p>The Department has, in a Written Ministerial Statement today, set out a revised legislative plan for Universal Credit managed migration regulations.</p><p> </p><p>This change provides the reassurance Parliament has requested, that we will report on our findings from the pilot before bringing forward legislation to extend managed migration.</p><p> </p><p>This legislation will be subject to normal Parliamentary processes and any Parliamentary activity in relation to the revised regulations will be for parliament to consider.</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 2019-01-11T14:15:58.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-11T14:15:58.5Z
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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 Stephen Timms more like this
1038382
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star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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
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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 she plans to bring forward separate proposed regulations to cover the migration of claimants of legacy benefits to universal credit for (a) the 10,000 claimants to be migrated from July 2019 and (b) the remaining claimants to be migrated from 2020; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 206714 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government will now seek powers for a pilot for managed migration and has replaced the regulations laid before the House on 5 November 2018, with two separate Statutory Instruments.</p><p>There is a new provision within one of these Statutory Instruments which will mean that we will only move 10,000 onto Universal Credit as part of managed migration. In this way the Government is legislating for ‘piloting powers’ rather than the migration of all claimants. This is in line with suggestions from both the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee and the Work and Pensions Select Committee. We will report on our findings from the pilot before bringing forward legislation to extend managed migration.</p><p>The pilot will begin - as planned - from July 2019 and does not affect the timeline for delivering Universal Credit, which will be completed in 2023.</p><p>Written statement HCWS1243, laid on 11 January 2019, confirms this: <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2019-01-11/HCWS1243/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2019-01-11/HCWS1243/.</a></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 2019-01-14T18:13:04.623Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T18:13:04.623Z
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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 Stephen Timms more like this
1050401
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star this property date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 steps her Department is taking to ensure the accuracy of advice given to claimants by Jobcentre staff on moving on to universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 213884 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
star this property answer text <p>All DWP staff delivering Universal Credit undergo a comprehensive learning journey designed to equip them with the tools, skills and behaviours required to provide a high quality service to all claimants, including those who have complex needs. This learning includes facilitator-led learning and skills practice, supported by multimedia learning materials.</p><p> </p><p>Before delivering Universal Credit Full Service work coaches receive a minimum of 90 hours additional training which builds on their existing skills and knowledge to prepare them for their role. New staff taking up this role will receive at least 178 hours of job-specific learning. DWP staff who move to a case manager role delivering Universal Credit Full Service receive a minimum of 90 hours of job-specific training. New staff joining the Department in this role undertake a minimum of 143 hours of learning.</p><p> </p><p>Training is a blend of face-to-face and online learning, which focuses on the technical delivery of Universal Credit, the transformational change and guidance based on the Universal Credit regulations. Staff are also given on-the-job training to consolidate what they have learnt.</p><p> </p><p>In addition team leaders are responsible for monitoring and assuring the quality of services provided to individual claimants. This is completed through a combination of observation (of interviews), feedback, coaching and appraisal.</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 2019-02-04T18:13:48.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T18:13:48.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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1050430
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star this property date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 criteria her Department uses to override a decision of a magistrates' court in relation to the value of deductions in claimants’ universal credit awards; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 213886 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
star this property answer text <p>Magistrate Courts impose fines and compensation orders on offenders, and can instruct the DWP to make a deduction from Universal Credit. We will not override the decision of a Magistrates Court.</p><p> </p><p>When DWP receives a formal application from a Magistrates Court, which complies with the Fines (Deductions from Income Support) Regulations 1992 for a fine and/or compensation order, we will make a deduction from a claimant’s benefit. The deduction rate is set out in the regulations at a minimum rate of 5% of their standard allowance and up to a maximum rate of £108.35 (£25 per week) per assessment period, as long as there is sufficient Universal Credit in payment.</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 2019-02-04T18:08:42.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T18:08:42.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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1057009
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star this property date less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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, whether Jobcentres provide advice to universal credit applicants who start but do not complete an application; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 218739 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
star this property answer text <p>Most people claiming Universal Credit will be able to access and navigate the internet, to make and maintain their Universal Credit account. Our published Universal Credit Claimant Survey found that 98 per cent of claimants did claim online, and the majority of those said they found the claim process overall to be straightforward.</p><p> </p><p>Universal Credit has been designed with accessibility in mind and we are committed to providing personalised support for all claimants. Where a claimant requires assistance to complete the initial application process support is available via the Universal Credit helpline, face to face in the Jobcentre or in exceptional circumstances through a home visit.</p><p> </p><p>If a claimant needs more intensive or specific support to make their claim, face-to-face and other help is available through our current Universal Support Assisted Digital Service offer, which provides bespoke help, support and skills for claimants to make and maintain their digital account online. Since 2017, Universal Support has been delivered by individual local authorities, funded by grants from DWP.</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 to Universal Credit, and managing their money afterwards.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 218741 more like this
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less than 2019-02-13T17:36:41.723Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-13T17:36:41.723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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1057010
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star this property date less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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, what assessment she has made of the reasons for refusals of applications for universal credit in the last twelve months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 218740 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
star this property answer text <p>Based on our internal data for August 2018, in total 28 per cent of claims did not complete the process.</p><p> </p><p>Of this figure around 9 per cent of claims* were closed due to non-entitlement, for example because of capital or not passing the Habitual Residence Test. The remainder (around 18 per cent**) were closed due to non-compliance with the process, for example failure to sign a Claimant Commitment and failing to provide evidence to support their claim.</p><p> </p><p>* due to recent methodological changes in calculating reasons for claims closing the percentages provided here may not match to those provided previously.</p><p> </p><p>**percentages do not add up to 28 per cent owing to rounding.</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 2019-02-13T17:49:17.943Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-13T17:49:17.943Z
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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 Stephen Timms more like this
1057011
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star this property date less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2019 to Question 214626 on universal credit, of the 18 per cent of claims for universal credit which were not completed due to non-compliance with the process, what support her Department offered to those applicants (a) during and (b) after the application process. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 218741 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
star this property answer text <p>Most people claiming Universal Credit will be able to access and navigate the internet, to make and maintain their Universal Credit account. Our published Universal Credit Claimant Survey found that 98 per cent of claimants did claim online, and the majority of those said they found the claim process overall to be straightforward.</p><p> </p><p>Universal Credit has been designed with accessibility in mind and we are committed to providing personalised support for all claimants. Where a claimant requires assistance to complete the initial application process support is available via the Universal Credit helpline, face to face in the Jobcentre or in exceptional circumstances through a home visit.</p><p> </p><p>If a claimant needs more intensive or specific support to make their claim, face-to-face and other help is available through our current Universal Support Assisted Digital Service offer, which provides bespoke help, support and skills for claimants to make and maintain their digital account online. Since 2017, Universal Support has been delivered by individual local authorities, funded by grants from DWP.</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 to Universal Credit, and managing their money afterwards.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 218739 more like this
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less than 2019-02-13T17:36:41.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-13T17:36:41.77Z
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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 Stephen Timms more like this