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star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 Social Security Benefits: Children 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, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effect of the two-child limit on families with a low income; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 249180 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 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
unstar this property answer text <p>It is the Department’s view that providing support for a maximum of two children or qualifying young persons in Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit will ensure fairness between those supporting themselves solely through work and those receiving benefits.</p><p> </p><p>The Government continues to take action to help families with the cost of living, including raising the national living wage, reducing the Universal Credit earnings taper, raising the income tax personal allowance, introducing tax-free childcare and 30 hours a week of free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, under Universal Credit, working families can claim back up to 85% of their registered childcare costs each month. This can be claimed up to a month before starting a job. For families with two children this could be worth up to £13,000 a year.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has assessed the impact of the policy from an equality and human rights perspective throughout its development and in preparation for its implementation. The Department published statistics related to the first year of policy implementation in June 2018, and have committed to subsequent annual releases.</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 2019-05-07T15:09:31.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-07T15:09:31.11Z
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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
1123898
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 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, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her Department's policies of the Trussell Trust recommendation to change the five-week wait for universal credit payments to reduce the use of foodbanks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 249202 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 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
unstar this property answer text <p>No UC claimant has to wait five weeks for their first payment. If required, advances of up to 100 per cent of their expected UC award are available to claimants from day one of their claim. Advances are paid back over a maximum of 12 months and in the Autumn Budget 2018, we announced that from October 2021, the payback period for these advances will be extended further, allowing claimants up to 16 months. This is just one of a number of measures the Department has put in place to support claimants such as paying those claimants moving from Housing Benefit onto Universal Credit a two week ‘transitional housing payment’. We are also introducing a two-week run on for eligible claimants of Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance from July 2020.</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 2019-05-07T15:02:03.06Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-07T15:02:03.06Z
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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 Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1124358
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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 Funerals: Costs 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 estimate her Department has made of the number of families were unable to afford the funeral of family member in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 249851 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 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
unstar this property answer text <p>No such assessment has been made.</p><p> </p><p>Funeral poverty is not just an issue for Government. Providers of funeral services, including the church, funeral directors, local authorities and owners of crematoriums, all have a role to play in ensuring funerals are accessible for everyone.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-07T13:53:59.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-07T13:53:59.79Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1124133
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals 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 guidance her Department issues to GPs on the provision of fit notes for patients who are undergoing an appeal for employment and support allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington South more like this
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Faisal Rashid more like this
star this property uin 249916 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 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department provides  guidance on the benefits system for GPs which is available at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-short-guide-to-the-benefit-system-for-general-practitioners" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-short-guide-to-the-benefit-system-for-general-practitioners</a>.</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 2019-05-07T13:47:28.98Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-07T13:47:28.98Z
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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 Faisal Rashid more like this
1123637
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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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: Housing 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 estimate her Department has made of the proportion of claimants of universal credit who have a deduction for housing rent arrears in the first month of their claim in the last month for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
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Neil Gray more like this
star this property uin 248699 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 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the importance of safeguarding the welfare of claimants who have incurred debt. Universal Credit already has procedures and regulations in place to protect claimants from excessive deductions. Last resort deductions can be applied to protect vulnerable claimants from eviction and/or having their gas, electricity and water cut off, by providing a last resort repayment method for arrears of these essential services. If a claimant is in financial difficulty as a result of the level of deductions being made, they can contact the Department to request that a reduction in their deductions be considered.</p><p> </p><p>The latest available data is for eligible claims to UC Full Service that are due a payment in December 2018. Of those claims with a payment in December 2018 relating to the first month of their claim, 2% have a deduction to repay rent arrears. This equates to 3,000 claims.</p><p> </p><p>Notes</p><ul><li>Rent arrears deductions are defined as arrears of rent and/or service charges relating to a rented property</li><li>Figures for rent arrears deduction include only those claims with a non-zero rent arrears deduction.</li><li>Figures rounded to nearest 1,000.</li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-07T11:49:27.943Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-07T11:49:27.943Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Neil Gray more like this
1123636
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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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: Housing 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 and what proportion of new claimants for universal credit received two weeks’ run-on housing benefit while waiting for their first payment (a) in the last six months and (b) in the last month for which information is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
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Neil Gray more like this
star this property uin 248698 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 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost. However, since it was introduced in April 2018, all Housing Benefit claimants, whose Housing Benefit award was ended because of a new claim to Universal Credit, have been awarded the two-week Transition to Universal Credit Housing Payment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-07T11:36:53.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-07T11:36:53.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4365
unstar this property label Biography information for Neil Gray more like this
1124248
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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 Children: Maintenance 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, whether her Department plans to collect and publish (a) the number of deductions from benefits and (b) instances of sharing non-compliant parents' information with credit reference agencies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 249881 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 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
unstar this property answer text <p>This question has been interpreted as referring to actions taken by the Child Maintenance Service. The Department does hold information regarding:</p><ol><li>deductions from the benefits received by a paying parent on the Child Maintenance Service in order to pay Child Maintenance;</li><li>instances in which the details of non-compliant paying parents on the Child Maintenance Service have been shared with credit reference agencies.</li></ol><p>The Department has no immediate plans to publish this information. However, with the completion of the Child Support Agency case closure programme, and the implementation of the new Child Maintenance compliance and arrears strategy, the Department continues to review what information is included in regular publications.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-07T15:39:15.163Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-07T15:39:15.163Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1123937
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 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 estimate she has made of the value of advanced payments that will be paid to claimants of universal credit in 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 249178 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 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
unstar this property answer text <p>Universal Credit (UC) new claim advances provide fast access to a payment for people in financial need until their first UC payment is due. Assistance of up to 100% of the total expected monthly award, which is paid back over a period of up to 12 months, and from October 2021 up to 16 months, is available.</p><p> </p><p>The estimated value of advanced payments that were paid to Universal Credit (UC) claimants for new claims and benefits transfers in the financial year 2018/2019 is £502m (<strong>source:</strong> DWP internal statistics).</p><p> </p><p>The projected value of advanced payments that will be paid to claimants of UC for new claims and benefits transfers in each of the next five years is £676m in 2019/2020 rising to £862m in 2023/2024. This projection is line with the expected increase in UC claims.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Projected Advances Spend (£m)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019/2020</p></td><td><p>£676</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2020/2021</p></td><td><p>£682</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2021/2022</p></td><td><p>£678</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2022/2023</p></td><td><p>£766</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2023/2024</p></td><td><p>£862</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Source:</strong> DWP internal modelling of advances.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Notes: </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><ol><li>The data supplied is derived from unpublished management information which was collected for internal Departmental use only and has not been quality assured to National Statistics or Official Statistics publication standard. The data should therefore be treated with caution.</li><li>Figures have been rounded to the nearest £million.</li></ol>
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 249179 more like this
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less than 2019-05-07T14:51:38.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-07T14:51:38.133Z
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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
1123938
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star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 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 Pension, what estimate she has made of the value of advanced payments that will be paid to claimants of universal credit in each of the next five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 249179 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 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
unstar this property answer text <p>Universal Credit (UC) new claim advances provide fast access to a payment for people in financial need until their first UC payment is due. Assistance of up to 100% of the total expected monthly award, which is paid back over a period of up to 12 months, and from October 2021 up to 16 months, is available.</p><p> </p><p>The estimated value of advanced payments that were paid to Universal Credit (UC) claimants for new claims and benefits transfers in the financial year 2018/2019 is £502m (<strong>source:</strong> DWP internal statistics).</p><p> </p><p>The projected value of advanced payments that will be paid to claimants of UC for new claims and benefits transfers in each of the next five years is £676m in 2019/2020 rising to £862m in 2023/2024. This projection is line with the expected increase in UC claims.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Projected Advances Spend (£m)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019/2020</p></td><td><p>£676</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2020/2021</p></td><td><p>£682</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2021/2022</p></td><td><p>£678</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2022/2023</p></td><td><p>£766</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2023/2024</p></td><td><p>£862</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Source:</strong> DWP internal modelling of advances.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Notes: </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><ol><li>The data supplied is derived from unpublished management information which was collected for internal Departmental use only and has not been quality assured to National Statistics or Official Statistics publication standard. The data should therefore be treated with caution.</li><li>Figures have been rounded to the nearest £million.</li></ol>
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 249178 more like this
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less than 2019-05-07T14:51:38.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-07T14:51:38.197Z
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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
1123885
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 Employment and Social Security Benefits: Learning Disability 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, what plans she has to support people with learning disabilities access (a) benefits and (b) employment opportunities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stevenage more like this
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Stephen McPartland more like this
star this property uin 249271 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
unstar this property answer text <p>Universal Credit provides enhanced personalised support for all claimants. All claimants receive continuous tailored support managed through personal work coaches, who know each person. Our work coaches receive extensive training to ensure they can offer effective support to different claimant groups, including those with learning disabilities.</p><p> </p><p>From 1 April 2019 Citizens Advice (England and Wales) and Citizens Advice Scotland are delivering the new <strong>‘</strong>Help to Claim’ support to claimants making a new Universal Credit (UC) claim or moving from a legacy benefit to UC because of a change of circumstances. The Citizens Advice Help to Claim service offers tailored, practical support to help people make a UC claim up to receiving their first full correct payment on time. It is available online, through web-chat, through a Freephone number and face to face through local Citizens Advice services.</p><p> </p><p>Telephony support is also available through the Universal Credit Freephone line for claimants who cannot make or maintain their claim online. Where a claimant is unable to manage their own affairs, an appointee can act on their behalf, taking responsibility for making and maintaining a claim.</p><p> </p><p>Personal Independence Payment can be paid to disabled people irrespective of their employment status. Claimants with a severe mental health or behavioural condition, learning disability, developmental disorder or cognitive problems, who may have difficulty engaging with the claims process, and with no support network in place can be provided with additional support during the claims process if they need it. This support can include help filling in the form or the questionnaire and additional protections for failing to return the questionnaire or for failing to attend a face-to-face assessment.</p><p> </p><p>We are supporting disabled people, including those with learning disabilities, to prepare for employment, enter and retain work through a range of initiatives, for example: Access to Work; the Local Supported Employment proof of concept; and the new Intensive Personalised Employment Support scheme, which is expected to be running by the end of 2019.</p>
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 2019-05-07T13:18:09.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-07T13:18:09.653Z
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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 Stephen McPartland more like this