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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
star 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 Social Security Benefits: Refugees 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 discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on collaboration between the Home Office and her Department to ensure that refugees are able to access the employment support and social security benefits that they are entitled to. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
unstar this property uin 237692 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 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions is working in partnership with the Home Office to improve processes for refugees claiming benefits. In order to achieve this aim we have set up the Post Grant Appointment Scheme (PGAS).</p><p> </p><p>The scheme involves contacting persons at the point when they are granted refugee status to see if they wish to apply for benefits and require assistance to do so. If they say they do, an appointment at a local DWP office is arranged for them.</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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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-04-05T10:22:09.037Z
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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 Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Carer's Allowance: Overpayments 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 conduct a review of eligibility criteria for carer’s allowance as a result of the number of carers that have been overpaid. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Battersea more like this
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Marsha De Cordova more like this
unstar this property uin 200669 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The primary purpose of Carer’s Allowance (CA) is to provide a measure of financial support and recognition for people who give up the opportunity of full-time employment in order to provide regular and substantial care for a severely disabled person. Around 850,000 carers are being supported through CA at a cost of over £2.8 billion a year (2018/19 forecast expenditure). The rate of CA has increased from £53.90 to £64.60 a week, with a further increase to £66.15 proposed for April 2019 subject to Parliamentary approval, meaning an additional £635 a year for carers since 2010. We continue to keep the key elements of CA under review to ensure it is meeting the needs of carers.</p><p> </p><p>As with all benefits we also continually review detailed operations. This includes reminding carers of the importance of reporting changes of circumstances (including to their earnings) and introducing new technology to help identify and prevent overpayments in the first place.</p><p> </p><p>Carers will also be a fundamental part of the Government’s upcoming Social Care Green Paper. A sustainable settlement for social care will not be possible without focussing on how our society supports carers.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-12-18T14:39:47.45Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T14:39:47.45Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marsha De Cordova more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Carer's Allowance 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 assessment her Department has made of the merits of introducing a taper for claimants of carers allowance once the claimant has reached the earnings threshold. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Battersea more like this
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Marsha De Cordova more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>This is an issue that we have looked at closely, particularly in the light of recommendations from the Work and Pensions Select Committee in their report on employment support for carers and support for a taper from other stakeholders.</p><p> </p><p>Carer’s Allowance (CA) is not a means-tested benefit and its primary purpose is to provide a measure of financial support and recognition for people who give up the opportunity of full-time employment in order to provide regular and substantial care for a severely disabled person.</p><p> </p><p>The purpose that the weekly earnings limit serves in CA is very different to that of a taper – it is essentially there to provide a test of whether the carer is in “gainful employment” and, therefore, eligible for CA. Tapers are designed to make sure that work pays in means tested benefits, and already work well for those carers also claiming Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>A cost neutral taper would need to begin at a level lower than the current earnings limit. We are concerned that introducing a cost neutral taper, effectively reducing the amount of CA for some, would introduce a disincentive to work for some of those carers with the lowest incomes, as well as significantly complicating the current CA scheme (for example, we would need to put arrangements in place to manually collect details of weekly earnings and adjust CA awards accordingly).</p><p> </p><p>In view of the recent focus on overpayments of CA, it is worth noting that a cost neutral taper would mean more carers would have to report changes of earnings more frequently, thus presenting fresh challenges in terms of making correct payments. For these reasons, we are not in favour of introducing a taper in CA. We will, of course, continue to keep the earnings rules in CA under review to ensure they are meeting their objectives.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-12-18T14:49:11.287Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T14:49:11.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marsha De Cordova more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Access to Work Programme: Autism 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 effectiveness of the Access to Work Hidden Impairment Specialist Team in (a) advising employers on supporting employees diagnosed with autism, (b) offering autistic people an assessment of their needs at work and (c) helping to develop support plans for those people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
unstar this property uin 201149 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Last year, the Access to Work Hidden Impairment Specialist team helped 2,150 people, which includes people with Autism. This number has been continually increasing since the team was introduced in 2014/2015, when 1,160 people were helped.</p><p> </p><p>People with hidden impairments are offered an Access to Work holistic workplace assessment to identify the type of help they require in the workplace. Following this assessment, the Access to Work adviser will work with both the employer and customer to develop support plans where appropriate</p><p> </p><p>In November, we published Access to Work: Qualitative research with applicants, employers and delivery staff, which found that workplace assessment experiences tended to be very positive. Although we don’t have separate findings for autistic people, employers and applicants felt that assessments were comprehensive and appropriate, and conducted sensitively. Many applicants talked about how the recommendations and advice given during the assessment alone had enlightened them about the support available for their condition and small changes they could make in the workplace which went a long way in improving their workplace experience. Applicants that were previously too nervous to ask their employer for (even ‘light touch’) adjustments felt the expert ‘stamp of approval’ via the assessment helped them to approach their employer and empowered them to ask for changes.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-12-18T15:24:02.793Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T15:24:02.793Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many new personal independence payment claimants with multiple sclerosis in (a) Scotland, (b) Northern Ireland and (c) Wales did not receive an award during their initial personal independence payment assessment and subsequently received an award at (i) mandatory reconsideration and (ii) tribunal in each year since 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
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Neil Gray more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Northern Irish Assembly has devolved responsibility for social security benefits including Personal Independence Payment (PIP). Information regarding PIP in Northern Ireland is therefore the responsibility of the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Tables 1 and 2 below show, for Scotland and Wales, the number of decisions, Mandatory Reconsiderations (MRs) and appeals for new claims for PIP where the initial decision was disallowance post-referral to the Assessment Provider (AP) due to failing the assessment, for claimants with a primary disability of Multiple Sclerosis.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>Table 1: New claims decisions, MRs and appeals where the initial decision was disallowance post-referral to the AP due to failing the assessment, by year of initial decision - for claimants in Scotland with a primary disability of Multiple Sclerosis</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Number of decisions</p></td><td><p>Number of decisions changed at MR</p></td><td><p>Number of decisions overturned at appeal</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>150</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>160</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>160</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan - Sep 2018</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>Table 2: New claims decisions, MRs and appeals where the initial decision was disallowance post-referral to the AP due to failing the assessment, by year of initial decision - for claimants in Wales with a primary disability of Multiple Sclerosis</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Number of decisions</p></td><td><p>Number of decisions changed at MR</p></td><td><p>Number of decisions overturned at appeal</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan - Sep 2018</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Tables 3 and 4 below show, for Scotland and Wales, the number of decisions, MRs and appeals relating to Disability Living Allowance (DLA) claimants with a primary disability of Multiple Sclerosis who have undergone a reassessment to PIP.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="5"><p><strong>Table 3: Reassessment decisions, MRs and appeals by year of initial decision - for claimants in Scotland with a primary disability of Multiple Sclerosis</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Number of decisions</p></td><td><p>Number of MRs registered</p></td><td><p>Number of decisions overturned at appeal</p></td><td><p>Number of decisions maintained at appeal</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>230</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>1,040</p></td><td><p>170</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>1,180</p></td><td><p>180</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan - Sep 2018</p></td><td><p>530</p></td><td><p>80</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="5"><p><strong>Table 4: Reassessment decisions, MRs and appeals by year of initial decision - for claimants in Wales with a primary disability of Multiple Sclerosis</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Number of decisions</p></td><td><p>Number of MRs registered</p></td><td><p>Number of decisions overturned at appeal</p></td><td><p>Number of decisions maintained at appeal</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>920</p></td><td><p>210</p></td><td><p>80</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>540</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan - Sep 2018</p></td><td><p>170</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Since PIP was introduced 3.7m decisions have been made until September 2018 in Great Britain, of these 10% have been appealed and 5% have been overturned.</p><p> </p><p>We’re committed to ensuring that disabled people get the full support that they need, and under PIP 52% of people with MS receive the highest possible award, compared with 39% under the previous benefit DLA. May 2013 is chosen for comparison as this is the last month with a full DLA caseload prior to claimants being reassessed from DLA to PIP.</p><p> </p><p>Data on the number of people who had the mobility award increased from none or standard rate to the enhanced rate is available from internal analytical datasets, but to assess the completeness of recording and quality assure the figures to answer this PQ would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p>'#' fewer than 5 decisions in this category.</p><p>The data relates to MRs and appeals recorded up to September 2018 (the latest published data on appeals). Claimants who have received benefit decisions more recently may not yet have had time to complete the claimant journey and progress to appeal.</p><p>PIP data includes normal rules and special rules for the terminally ill claimants.</p><p>Data is based on primary disabling condition as recorded on the PIP computer system. Claimants may often have multiple disabling conditions upon which the decision is based but only the primary condition is shown in these statistics.</p><p>Appeals data shown in the tables is taken from the DWP PIP computer system’s management information. Therefore this appeals data may differ from that held by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service for various reasons such as delays in data recording and other methodological differences in collating and preparing statistics.</p><p>Some decisions which are changed at mandatory reconsideration, and where the claimant continues to appeal for a higher PIP award, are then changed again at tribunal appeal. Therefore the number of people who had a decision changed at mandatory reconsideration and the number of people who had a decision changed at tribunal appeal cannot be added together.</p><p>Decisions overturned at appeal may include a number of appeals that have been lapsed (which is where DWP changed the decision after an appeal was lodged but before it was heard at Tribunal).</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-12-18T15:02:57.847Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T15:02:57.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with multiple sclerosis in (a) Scotland, (b) Northern Ireland and (c) Wales who were in receipt of disability living allowance and have undergone a reassessment for personal independence payments appealed the decision at tribunal and (i) had their decision overturned and (ii) had their mobility award increased from none or standard rate to the higher rate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
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Neil Gray more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Northern Irish Assembly has devolved responsibility for social security benefits including Personal Independence Payment (PIP). Information regarding PIP in Northern Ireland is therefore the responsibility of the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Tables 1 and 2 below show, for Scotland and Wales, the number of decisions, Mandatory Reconsiderations (MRs) and appeals for new claims for PIP where the initial decision was disallowance post-referral to the Assessment Provider (AP) due to failing the assessment, for claimants with a primary disability of Multiple Sclerosis.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>Table 1: New claims decisions, MRs and appeals where the initial decision was disallowance post-referral to the AP due to failing the assessment, by year of initial decision - for claimants in Scotland with a primary disability of Multiple Sclerosis</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Number of decisions</p></td><td><p>Number of decisions changed at MR</p></td><td><p>Number of decisions overturned at appeal</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>150</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>160</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>160</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan - Sep 2018</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>Table 2: New claims decisions, MRs and appeals where the initial decision was disallowance post-referral to the AP due to failing the assessment, by year of initial decision - for claimants in Wales with a primary disability of Multiple Sclerosis</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Number of decisions</p></td><td><p>Number of decisions changed at MR</p></td><td><p>Number of decisions overturned at appeal</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan - Sep 2018</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Tables 3 and 4 below show, for Scotland and Wales, the number of decisions, MRs and appeals relating to Disability Living Allowance (DLA) claimants with a primary disability of Multiple Sclerosis who have undergone a reassessment to PIP.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="5"><p><strong>Table 3: Reassessment decisions, MRs and appeals by year of initial decision - for claimants in Scotland with a primary disability of Multiple Sclerosis</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Number of decisions</p></td><td><p>Number of MRs registered</p></td><td><p>Number of decisions overturned at appeal</p></td><td><p>Number of decisions maintained at appeal</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>230</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>1,040</p></td><td><p>170</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>1,180</p></td><td><p>180</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan - Sep 2018</p></td><td><p>530</p></td><td><p>80</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="5"><p><strong>Table 4: Reassessment decisions, MRs and appeals by year of initial decision - for claimants in Wales with a primary disability of Multiple Sclerosis</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Number of decisions</p></td><td><p>Number of MRs registered</p></td><td><p>Number of decisions overturned at appeal</p></td><td><p>Number of decisions maintained at appeal</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>920</p></td><td><p>210</p></td><td><p>80</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>540</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan - Sep 2018</p></td><td><p>170</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Since PIP was introduced 3.7m decisions have been made until September 2018 in Great Britain, of these 10% have been appealed and 5% have been overturned.</p><p> </p><p>We’re committed to ensuring that disabled people get the full support that they need, and under PIP 52% of people with MS receive the highest possible award, compared with 39% under the previous benefit DLA. May 2013 is chosen for comparison as this is the last month with a full DLA caseload prior to claimants being reassessed from DLA to PIP.</p><p> </p><p>Data on the number of people who had the mobility award increased from none or standard rate to the enhanced rate is available from internal analytical datasets, but to assess the completeness of recording and quality assure the figures to answer this PQ would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p>'#' fewer than 5 decisions in this category.</p><p>The data relates to MRs and appeals recorded up to September 2018 (the latest published data on appeals). Claimants who have received benefit decisions more recently may not yet have had time to complete the claimant journey and progress to appeal.</p><p>PIP data includes normal rules and special rules for the terminally ill claimants.</p><p>Data is based on primary disabling condition as recorded on the PIP computer system. Claimants may often have multiple disabling conditions upon which the decision is based but only the primary condition is shown in these statistics.</p><p>Appeals data shown in the tables is taken from the DWP PIP computer system’s management information. Therefore this appeals data may differ from that held by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service for various reasons such as delays in data recording and other methodological differences in collating and preparing statistics.</p><p>Some decisions which are changed at mandatory reconsideration, and where the claimant continues to appeal for a higher PIP award, are then changed again at tribunal appeal. Therefore the number of people who had a decision changed at mandatory reconsideration and the number of people who had a decision changed at tribunal appeal cannot be added together.</p><p>Decisions overturned at appeal may include a number of appeals that have been lapsed (which is where DWP changed the decision after an appeal was lodged but before it was heard at Tribunal).</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
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star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with multiple sclerosis in (a) Scotland, (b) Northern Ireland and (c) Wales who were previously in receipt of disability living allowance and have undergone a reassessment for personal independence payment applied for mandatory reconsideration of the decision in each year since 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
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Neil Gray more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Northern Irish Assembly has devolved responsibility for social security benefits including Personal Independence Payment (PIP). Information regarding PIP in Northern Ireland is therefore the responsibility of the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Tables 1 and 2 below show, for Scotland and Wales, the number of decisions, Mandatory Reconsiderations (MRs) and appeals for new claims for PIP where the initial decision was disallowance post-referral to the Assessment Provider (AP) due to failing the assessment, for claimants with a primary disability of Multiple Sclerosis.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>Table 1: New claims decisions, MRs and appeals where the initial decision was disallowance post-referral to the AP due to failing the assessment, by year of initial decision - for claimants in Scotland with a primary disability of Multiple Sclerosis</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Number of decisions</p></td><td><p>Number of decisions changed at MR</p></td><td><p>Number of decisions overturned at appeal</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>150</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>160</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>160</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan - Sep 2018</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>Table 2: New claims decisions, MRs and appeals where the initial decision was disallowance post-referral to the AP due to failing the assessment, by year of initial decision - for claimants in Wales with a primary disability of Multiple Sclerosis</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Number of decisions</p></td><td><p>Number of decisions changed at MR</p></td><td><p>Number of decisions overturned at appeal</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan - Sep 2018</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Tables 3 and 4 below show, for Scotland and Wales, the number of decisions, MRs and appeals relating to Disability Living Allowance (DLA) claimants with a primary disability of Multiple Sclerosis who have undergone a reassessment to PIP.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="5"><p><strong>Table 3: Reassessment decisions, MRs and appeals by year of initial decision - for claimants in Scotland with a primary disability of Multiple Sclerosis</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Number of decisions</p></td><td><p>Number of MRs registered</p></td><td><p>Number of decisions overturned at appeal</p></td><td><p>Number of decisions maintained at appeal</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>230</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>1,040</p></td><td><p>170</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>1,180</p></td><td><p>180</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan - Sep 2018</p></td><td><p>530</p></td><td><p>80</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="5"><p><strong>Table 4: Reassessment decisions, MRs and appeals by year of initial decision - for claimants in Wales with a primary disability of Multiple Sclerosis</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Number of decisions</p></td><td><p>Number of MRs registered</p></td><td><p>Number of decisions overturned at appeal</p></td><td><p>Number of decisions maintained at appeal</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>920</p></td><td><p>210</p></td><td><p>80</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>540</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan - Sep 2018</p></td><td><p>170</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>#</p></td><td><p>#</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Since PIP was introduced 3.7m decisions have been made until September 2018 in Great Britain, of these 10% have been appealed and 5% have been overturned.</p><p> </p><p>We’re committed to ensuring that disabled people get the full support that they need, and under PIP 52% of people with MS receive the highest possible award, compared with 39% under the previous benefit DLA. May 2013 is chosen for comparison as this is the last month with a full DLA caseload prior to claimants being reassessed from DLA to PIP.</p><p> </p><p>Data on the number of people who had the mobility award increased from none or standard rate to the enhanced rate is available from internal analytical datasets, but to assess the completeness of recording and quality assure the figures to answer this PQ would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p>'#' fewer than 5 decisions in this category.</p><p>The data relates to MRs and appeals recorded up to September 2018 (the latest published data on appeals). Claimants who have received benefit decisions more recently may not yet have had time to complete the claimant journey and progress to appeal.</p><p>PIP data includes normal rules and special rules for the terminally ill claimants.</p><p>Data is based on primary disabling condition as recorded on the PIP computer system. Claimants may often have multiple disabling conditions upon which the decision is based but only the primary condition is shown in these statistics.</p><p>Appeals data shown in the tables is taken from the DWP PIP computer system’s management information. Therefore this appeals data may differ from that held by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service for various reasons such as delays in data recording and other methodological differences in collating and preparing statistics.</p><p>Some decisions which are changed at mandatory reconsideration, and where the claimant continues to appeal for a higher PIP award, are then changed again at tribunal appeal. Therefore the number of people who had a decision changed at mandatory reconsideration and the number of people who had a decision changed at tribunal appeal cannot be added together.</p><p>Decisions overturned at appeal may include a number of appeals that have been lapsed (which is where DWP changed the decision after an appeal was lodged but before it was heard at Tribunal).</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
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star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people with multiple sclerosis in (a) Scotland, (b) Northern Ireland and (c) Wales are no longer eligible for the higher rate of mobility support as a result of the transition from disability living allowance in each year since the introduction of personal independence payment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
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Neil Gray more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Northern Irish Assembly has devolved responsibility for social security benefits including Personal Independence Payment (PIP). Information regarding PIP in Northern Ireland is therefore the responsibility of the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows, for Scotland and Wales, the number and proportion of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) claimants with a primary disability of Multiple Sclerosis who received the highest rate of Mobility under DLA but who did not receive the enhanced mobility award after reassessment to PIP. This data includes claimants who were disallowed pre-referral, who withdrew their claim and who were disallowed at assessment.</p><p> </p><p>We’re committed to ensuring that disabled people get the full support that they need, and under PIP 52% of people with MS receive the highest possible award, compared with 39% under the previous benefit DLA. May 2013 is chosen for comparison as this is the last month with a full DLA caseload prior to claimants being reassessed from DLA to PIP.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1: PIP mobility awards for reassessment claimants with Multiple Sclerosis who had previously received the highest rate of Mobility award under DLA (by year of DWP decision)</p><p><strong> </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p>Scotland</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>Wales</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>PIP Mobility Award</p></td><td><p>Enhanced</p></td><td><p>Not Enhanced</p></td><td><p>%age not Enhanced</p></td><td><p>Enhanced</p></td><td><p>Not Enhanced</p></td><td><p>%age not Enhanced</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>32%</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>27%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>38%</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>32%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>700</p></td><td><p>250</p></td><td><p>26%</p></td><td><p>610</p></td><td><p>270</p></td><td><p>30%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>770</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>28%</p></td><td><p>390</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>20%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018 (to Oct 18)</p></td><td><p>420</p></td><td><p>140</p></td><td><p>26%</p></td><td><p>150</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>16%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>2,010</p></td><td><p>770</p></td><td><p>28%</p></td><td><p>1,270</p></td><td><p>440</p></td><td><p>26%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: PIP ADS</p><p /><p><strong>Notes:</strong></p><ul><li>PIP Reassessment outcome shows the outcome of the first DWP decision on each reassessment claim (i.e. they reflect outcomes prior to any reconsideration, appeal action and award review), where that decision was made between 8<sup>th</sup> April 2013 and 31<sup>st</sup> October 2018.</li><li>Figures exclude ‘rising 16s and claimants who did not respond to the invitation. Rising 16s are claimants who reach 16 years of age and so cease to be eligible for Disability Living Allowance but may be eligible for Personal Independence Payment.</li><li>Figures include reassessment outcomes for individuals who were aged between 16 and 64 on 8<sup>th</sup> April 2013, and include both PIP Normal Rules and Special Rules for the Terminally Ill claims.</li><li>Totals have been rounded to the nearest 10 and may not sum due to rounding.</li><li>Percentages are calculated using actual figures rather than rounded figures and have been rounded to the nearest 1%</li><li>This is unpublished data. It should be used with caution and it may be subject to future revision.</li><li>Data is based on main disabling condition as recorded on the DLA computer system. Claimants may often have multiple disabling conditions upon which the decision is based but only the primary condition is shown in these statistics.</li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
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less than 2018-12-18T15:15:43.06Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T15:15:43.06Z
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star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Cancer more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to make it easier for cancer patients undergoing treatment in hospital to claim universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington South more like this
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Faisal Rashid more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
star this property answer text <p>A claimant in hospital, regardless of their condition, has a range of options open to them to support them through their Universal Credit claim if they are unable to complete it themselves online.</p><p> </p><p>Those claimants who are unable to claim online are able to make their claim by telephone and in exceptional circumstances, a hospital visit may be considered. During this visit, the visiting officer will support the claimant to make a telephony claim. If the claimant requires a hospital visit, the date of the claim will be the date of first contact, even if the claimant is not actually able to complete the claim on that same day. In cases in which the claimant is unable to manage their own affairs due to mental incapability or severe physical disability an appointee can be agreed to act on behalf of the claimant in all interactions with the Department.</p><p> </p><p>All claimants receive continuous tailored support through their personal work coaches and all DWP staff in customer facing roles receive training on supporting claimants that report a health condition or disability, including those claimants who report a terminal illness. The Department are committed to ensuring that terminally ill patients are treated with sensitivity and care and receive the support they need to make a claim to Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, staff can use our District Provision Tool to signpost claimants to relevant information about local support services. This digital tool lists local and national provision and support delivered by Jobcentre Plus, Skills Funding Agency, Skills Development Scotland, Careers Wales, other providers, local authorities, and independent and volunteer organisations.</p><p />
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star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the percentage of (a) GPs and (b) other medical professionals listed on personal independence payment application forms who are contacted to obtain further medical information in relation to those applications. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The specific information requested is not available.</p> more like this
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