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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 proportion of claimants receiving the housing element of universal credit are also claiming the state pension. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Arfon more like this
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Hywel Williams more like this
star this property uin 192811 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The table gives the estimated number of households receiving the Housing Element of Universal Credit in Great Britain, May 2018. The notes should be read in conjunction with the information provided in the table.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Estimated number of households in payment and receiving the Housing Element of Universal Credit in Great Britain, May 2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">471,800</del><ins class="ministerial">425,400</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Claiming State Pension</p></td><td><p>200</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Source:</strong> Household on Universal Credit dataset <strong>and</strong> Work and Pensions Longitudinal Survey.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Notes:</strong></p><ol><li>The figures are derived from unpublished information and have not been quality assured to National Statistics or Official Statistics publication standard.</li></ol><ol start="2"><li>Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred. Individual figures may not add up to the total due to rounding.</li><li>A count date of the second Thursday of the month is used when calculating the statistics for households on Universal Credit.</li><li>Further information on the background and methodology for Universal Credit can be accessed here: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/739399/universal-credit-statistics-background-methodology.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/739399/universal-credit-statistics-background-methodology.pdf</a></li></ol>
unstar this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T11:22:16.427Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T11:22:16.427Z
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less than 2018-12-06T16:58:29.93Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-06T16:58:29.93Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hywel Williams more like this
1105758
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment 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, what assessment she has made of whether Maximus is meeting the SC12 and SC13 targets in schedule 2.2 of the Health and Disability Assessment Services contract; and whether the Government collates data from individual assessment centres on those targets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Falkirk more like this
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John McNally more like this
star this property uin 237797 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
star this property answer text <p>The supplier aims to deliver quality assessments as efficiently as possible. Our priority is to ensure that claimants who attend an assessment centre are seen and the supplier is achieving the SC1<ins class="ministerial">3</ins><del class="ministerial">2</del> target which measures the percentage of claimants sent home unseen. Currently, more people are waiting longer in assessment centres than we would like; the supplier is currently just below the SC1<ins class="ministerial">2</ins><del class="ministerial">3</del> target level which measures waiting times in assessment centres. SC12 and SC13 are national contractual service levels, but the Department does monitor performance at assessment centre-level. We are working closely with the supplier to improve waiting times for more claimants while ensuring the length of the assessment meets the individual claimant’s needs and claimants who attend for an assessment are seen.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-04-04T13:46:25.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-04T13:46:25.987Z
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less than 2019-04-29T16:36:42.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T16:36:42.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John McNally more like this
1006059
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star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Food Banks 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 maintain a central record of the number of people who use foodbanks in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hyndburn more like this
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Graham P Jones more like this
star this property uin 190860 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 2018-11-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>We have no current plans to develop official national statistics on food bank use. However, the Office for National Statistics is leading a project to improve statistics on household food insecurity by reviewing all existing official and non-official sources of data and looking at options to fill data gaps in partnership with government departments, including the Department for Work and Pensions.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T16:20:30.63Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T16:20:30.63Z
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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 Graham P Jones more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Fraud 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 steps her Department is taking to tackle benefit fraud. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 191358 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 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is committed to reducing benefit fraud across all benefits administered by or on behalf DWP.</p><p> </p><p>DWP’s key focus is on preventing potential benefit fraud before it occurs. Internal and external data matches are increasingly helping inform benefit payments and alerting staff to check for any undeclared changes in people’s circumstances.</p><p>The Department’s Risk and Intelligence Service uses data and analytics to identify fraud and uses that information to direct investigations. The Department is investing significantly in this area, which will enhance its future risk assessment capability.</p><p>DWP takes effective action against people who commit benefit fraud. This includes the use of tough financial penalties referred to as administrative penalties and where appropriate prosecution. DWP convicted nearly 5,000 people of benefit fraud last year alone, as well as issuing over 5,500 Administrative Penalties.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T13:58:37.17Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T13:58:37.17Z
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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 David Simpson more like this
1006899
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Crisis Loans 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, how many crisis loans were awarded in 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 191359 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 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
star this property answer text <p>No Crisis Loans were awarded in 2017.</p><p> </p><p>Crisis Loans were abolished in England, Scotland and Wales from 1<sup>st</sup> April 2013 and in Northern Ireland from November 27<sup>th</sup> 2016 as part of Welfare Reform.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T15:36:47.96Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T15:36:47.96Z
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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 David Simpson more like this
1007131
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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Support for Mortgage Interest 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, pursuant to the Answer of 9 October 2018 to Question 174049, (a) what data is available on the number of people in receipt of Support for Mortgage Interest before April 2018 that continue to receive that benefit and (b) how her Department defines the term vulnerable in relation to that support. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 191413 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 2018-11-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Data on the number of people in receipt of Support for Mortgage Interest before April 2018 that continue to receive that benefit is not available.</p><p> </p><p>For the purposes of Support for Mortgage Interest a vulnerable claimant is defined as a claimant who lacks the mental capacity to make a financial decision about whether or not to take the SMI Loan.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T16:06:22.377Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T16:06:22.377Z
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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 Catherine McKinnell more like this
1007758
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star this property date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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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
unstar 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 question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to reduce waiting times for reassessment of child maintenance following a change in circumstances. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
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Laura Smith more like this
star this property uin 191985 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 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The processing of changes of circumstance remains a key priority for the Child Maintenance Service. The numbers of people working within the Child Maintenance Service is reviewed regularly to ensure we have sufficient resources to answer customer calls and progress cases.</p><p>So far in 2018, we have recruited 835 people into the Child Maintenance Service, with these people joining us between February 2018 and October 2018, and we have plans in place for a further 40 people to join the Child Maintenance Service between November 2018 and January 2019.</p><p>The performance and timeliness of progressing changes to circumstances is under regular review and forms part of our external publication offering. We continue to explore opportunities to introduce improvements and efficiencies within the Child Maintenance Service and we are currently in the process of implementing Real Time Information from HMRC which will ensure that we have access to the latest income information to make efficient changes to assessments.“</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T16:33:51.073Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:33:51.073Z
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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 Laura Smith more like this
1010211
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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Telephone Services 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, how many calls have been made to each of her Department's benefit telephone lines in each of the last 18 months for which data are available. 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 192733 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 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>Information about the total calls offered to the Department’s benefit telephone lines for the 18 month period May 2017 to October 2018 for which data is available has been published in the House of Commons Library<strong>.</strong></p><p> </p><p>The total number of calls across the Department have remained at a consistent level since May 2017. During this period we have rolled out Universal Credit, the Universal Credit caseload has risen to over 1.3 million, and we have been receiving calls from Universal Credit claimants that would previously have gone to HMRC or Local Authorities.</p><p> </p><p>The requested information is in the attached document.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T17:39:19.997Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T17:39:19.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property file name Telephony.docx more like this
star this property title Telephony more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1010212
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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Telephone Services 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 the (a) shortest, (b) longest and (c) average waiting times for calls to each of her Department's benefit telephone lines were in each of the last 18 months for which data are available. 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 192734 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 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
star this property answer text <p>The table below provides the average waiting times for the benefit telephone lines for comparison with PQ<a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-05-08/141701/" target="_blank">141701</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The information is for the most recent 18 month period in which data is available for, May 2017 to October 2018.</p><p> </p><p>We are aware of a potential issue, which is being investigated, whereby a call could be terminated by a customer but potentially remain in the system and continue to be recorded as a ‘live call’. This issue produces statistical anomalies which impact on the reliability of the data available.</p><p> </p><p>Average Speed of Answer</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Last 18 Months</p></td><td><p>October 2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>National DLA Adult</p></td><td><p>00:03:26</p></td><td><p>00:04:51</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Employment and Support Allowance Enquiry</p></td><td><p>00:15:19</p></td><td><p>00:11:30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jobseekers Allowance Enquiry English</p></td><td><p>00:08:51</p></td><td><p>00:03:43</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Income Support Enquiry</p></td><td><p>00:08:38</p></td><td><p>00:11:07</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jobcentre Enquiry Line</p></td><td><p>00:06:05</p></td><td><p>00:04:48</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Personal Independence Payment</p></td><td><p>00:05:31</p></td><td><p>00:06:46</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Universal Credit Live Service</p></td><td><p>00:09:17</p></td><td><p>00:16:26</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Universal Credit Full Service</p></td><td><p>00:05:01</p></td><td><p>00:03:58</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The information requested regarding the shortest and longest wait time could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Please Note:</p><p> </p><p>Data Source: BT - OPMIS and Historical Management Information (GI2 – HMI)</p><p>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.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T16:33:04.083Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T16:33:04.083Z
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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 Frank Field more like this
1010312
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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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
unstar 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, whether her Department seeks to recover remaining payments on an advance payment for universal credit from the estate of a deceased person. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 192904 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 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit (UC) advances are available to claimants as a form of budgeting support, allowing them to better manage their finances. In most cases an advance would be repaid through a series of monthly deductions from their ongoing UC entitlement. The claimant is able to select the amount of time over which they repay their advance, currently up to a maximum of 12 months.</p><p> </p><p>If an advance is not recovered from the associated benefit claim because the claim ends or there was no entitlement to that benefit, the outstanding balance is treated as if it were an overpayment and referred to the Department’s Debt Management team to arrange recovery.</p><p> </p><p>Where a debtor dies and leaves outstanding Social Security debt, the Department becomes a creditor of the estate and will then make a claim for these debts from the estate. Where it is established that there is no estate the outstanding balance is written off.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T14:03:00.283Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T14:03:00.283Z
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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 Alex Cunningham more like this