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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the ability of universal credit claimants to access passported benefits. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central remove filter
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 285018 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Claimants may currently be entitled to a number of other benefits because they are in receipt of Universal Credit. These are known as passported benefits, which include free school meals and free prescriptions. The eligibility criteria for each passported benefit remain the responsibility of the Departments and Devolved Administrations that own them.</p><p> </p><p>Government Departments and Devolved Administrations continue to work closely together to look at how to reduce the complexity of the current passported benefits system and put in place arrangements for Universal Credit, as it expands, that will continue to target available support at those who need it most.</p><p> </p><p>The Department currently signposts Universal Credit households to other financial support via their online account/payment statement, as well as on the GOV.UK website at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit/other-financial-support" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit/other-financial-support</a></p>
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 2019-09-06T10:21:46.413Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-06T10:21:46.413Z
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4423
unstar this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1143588
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Disqualification more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what comparative assessment she has made of the rate of sanctions in areas where universal credit (a) has been and (b) has not been rolled out. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central remove filter
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 285261 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>No comparative assessment has been made between Universal Credit (UC) sanction rates and sanction rates for legacy benefits.</p><p> </p><p>There are differences between sanctions policy in UC and other benefits (such as Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)) which means that sanction rates across benefits are not directly comparable. For example, a JSA claimant would have their claim closed (rather than be sanctioned) if they failed to attend a meeting with their Work Coach, and did not make contact within five days. In UC, the same claimant would remain on the benefit and be referred for a sanction. If a sanction was applied, they would continue to receive the UC elements to which they remained entitled, such as those for housing or child costs. UC is designed to provide continuous support to claimants, ensuring that all payment does not cease while we investigate the reasons for loss of contact with a claimant.</p><p /><p>The Department publishes sanction rates quarterly for UC, JSA and Employment &amp; Support Allowance, the latest statistics can be found at the link below.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-sanctions-statistics-to-april-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-sanctions-statistics-to-april-2019</a></p><p> </p><p>The roll out of Universal Credit is now complete and is available in every Jobcentre across the country. By 2023, all existing legacy claimants will be moved to Universal Credit.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-09-06T13:00:24.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-06T13:00:24.21Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1143589
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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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 remove filter
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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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions she has had with the Social Security Advisory Committee on the requirement for national advice organisations to receive explicit consent from a claimant to assist with their universal credit claims. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central remove filter
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 285019 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The most recent discussions with SSAC took place on 12<sup>th</sup> July 2019 and 21<sup>st</sup> August 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is continuing to work with SSAC and third party organisations to understand how Universal Credit can support organisations who help our claimants.</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 2019-09-06T13:32:05.81Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-06T13:32:05.81Z
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4423
unstar this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this