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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star 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: Cancer more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the recent report by Macmillan Cancer Support, Cancer - A costly diagnosis? Stories of the financial impact of cancer, if she will take steps to help mitigate the financial effect of a cancer diagnosis on patients and their families. 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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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The Department takes seriously the need to support vulnerable claimants. We are committed to ensuring that people who have cancer are treated with the utmost sensitivity and care when making a claim to Universal Credit. Overall we are spending £55 billion a year on benefits to support disabled people and people with health conditions. That’s a record high and up £10 billion in real terms since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>For instance, in terms of the support we provide, the UC50 questionnaire incorporates a 'light touch' evidence gathering process for cancer patients, and makes clear that Clinical Nurse Specialists and consultants can provide information on the form, therefore making the claim and assessment process simpler for people with cancer. This ensures the Department can make accurate and timely payments of Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>Staff delivering Universal Credit undergo a comprehensive learning journey designed to equip them with the tools, skills and behaviours required to provide a high quality service to all claimants, including those who have cancer and other serious health conditions. Colleagues receive on-going learning in their roles and have access to Universal Credit guidance which is refreshed at regular intervals.</p><p> </p><p>It is important to ensure those affected by cancer receive the most appropriate support and we have worked closely with many representative organisations to improve the WCA process for those affected. From January 2013, the categories of cancer treatments under which a claimant can be treated as having limited capability for work-related activity (LCWRA) have been expanded to include individuals who are awaiting, receiving, or recovering from treatment by way of chemotherapy irrespective of route, and radiotherapy. Although there is no automatic award, in these cases, there is a presumption that the claimant has LCWRA, subject to suitable evidence being provided by a professional such as a GP, oncologist or clinical nurse specialist.</p><p> </p><p>Work coaches personalise the support they provide for each claimant based on individual need and circumstance, including the offer of home visits or postal signing where appropriate. Local jobcentres have the flexibility to work alongside organisations to help meet the needs of their communities, helping our most vulnerable, at risk, claimants to access the support they need. We also work with organisations to produce guides on specific vulnerabilities.</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 2019-09-03T15:35:21.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T15:35:21.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1142395
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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: EEA Nationals 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 she has taken to review the use of the habitual residency test for EEA nationals applying for universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brentford and Isleworth more like this
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Ruth Cadbury more like this
star this property uin 282599 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>Eligibility for Universal Credit depends on a person’s immigration status in the UK. In line with EU law, EEA nationals must be exercising a legal right to reside, such as worker or self-employed status, and be habitually resident in the UK to be eligible for income-related benefits. EEA nationals may now apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to protect their entitlement to access UK benefits and public services.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is committed to monitoring its policies, regularly reviewing and analysing the relevant data. Information on HRT appeals is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</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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282581 more like this
282583 more like this
282592 more like this
282597 more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T13:25:50.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T13:25:50.063Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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4389
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth Cadbury more like this
1142219
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to tailor medical assessments for benefits to take account of the needs of ME sufferers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Albans more like this
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Mrs Anne Main more like this
star this property uin 282254 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>Both the assessment for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) are functional assessments designed to respectively contribute towards the extra costs that arise as a result of a long-term health condition or disability, and to assess an individual’s capability to work. Both benefits are based on the impact of a person’s disability or health condition, not on the condition itself. This is important, as we recognise that the same condition can affect different people in different ways.</p><p> </p><p>Assessors are provided with training and guidance in the full range of health conditions, including ME. For instance, all WCA assessors have access to a learning module on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)/ME, that is externally quality assured by an expert clinician. Furthermore, the PIP providers have recently been involved in a programme of engagement with CFS/ME stakeholders, and have developed a comprehensive suite of training products on CFS/ME.</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 2019-09-05T15:07:17.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T15:07:17.47Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Anne Main more like this
1142042
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Pensioners: Personal Independence Payment 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 over 65 at the date of their application have been refused personal independence payment at (a) mandatory reconsideration stage and (b) appeal stage when transferring from disability living allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 282280 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The table below shows the outcomes of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) reassessment claims, and the outcome of Mandatory Reconsiderations (MR) and appeals for initial disallowance decisions, for claimants aged 65 or over at the point of claim registration.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table: DLA to PIP reassessment decisions, MR and appeals, for claimants aged 65 or over at the point of claim registration</strong></p><p>Initial decisions - April 2013 to January 2019</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Initial decision</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Awarded</p></td><td><p>172,900</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Disallowed</p></td><td><p>36,290</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Withdrawn</p></td><td><p>3,140</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Of those disallowed at the initial decision</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Decision not changed at MR</p></td><td><p>16,290</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Decision not changed at appeal</p></td><td><p>1,830</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Notes</p><ul><li>Initial decisions are up to January 2019, whilst MR and appeals data is up to March 2019.</li><li>Data has been rounded to the nearest 10.</li><li>PIP data includes normal rules and special rules for the terminally ill claimants.</li><li>Disallowances include those pre-referral to the assessment providers (AP) that have been disallowed due to failure of basic eligibility criteria or non-return of the Part 2 form within the time limit and have not been marked as requiring additional support, as well as those post-referral to the AP that have been disallowed following the assessment due to the claimant not scoring enough points at the assessment to be awarded the benefit, or the claimant failing to attend the assessment without good reason.</li><li>The number of people who did not have a decision changed at appeal are included in the number of people who did not have a decision changed at MR – therefore these two figures cannot be added together.</li><li>Appeals data taken from the DWP PIP computer system’s management information. Therefore this appeal 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.</li><li>Claimants who have received benefit decisions more recently may not yet have had time to complete the claimant journey and progress to MR or appeal.</li></ul><p> </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 2019-09-05T14:55:13.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T14:55:13.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1142362
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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: EEA Nationals 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 made of the effectiveness of the habitual residency test for EEA nationals applying for universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brentford and Isleworth more like this
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Ruth Cadbury more like this
star this property uin 282583 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>Eligibility for Universal Credit depends on a person’s immigration status in the UK. In line with EU law, EEA nationals must be exercising a legal right to reside, such as worker or self-employed status, and be habitually resident in the UK to be eligible for income-related benefits. EEA nationals may now apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to protect their entitlement to access UK benefits and public services.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is committed to monitoring its policies, regularly reviewing and analysing the relevant data. Information on HRT appeals is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</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
star this property grouped question UIN
282581 more like this
282592 more like this
282597 more like this
282599 more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T13:25:50.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T13:25:50.16Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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4389
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth Cadbury more like this
1142380
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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: EEA Nationals 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 she has made of the reasons for EEA nationals failing the habitual residency test when applying for universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brentford and Isleworth more like this
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Ruth Cadbury more like this
star this property uin 282597 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>Eligibility for Universal Credit depends on a person’s immigration status in the UK. In line with EU law, EEA nationals must be exercising a legal right to reside, such as worker or self-employed status, and be habitually resident in the UK to be eligible for income-related benefits. EEA nationals may now apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to protect their entitlement to access UK benefits and public services.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is committed to monitoring its policies, regularly reviewing and analysing the relevant data. Information on HRT appeals is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</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
star this property grouped question UIN
282581 more like this
282583 more like this
282592 more like this
282599 more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T13:25:50.27Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T13:25:50.27Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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4389
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth Cadbury more like this
1142372
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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: EEA Nationals 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 she has made of the effectiveness of the habitual residency test in accurately assessing the eligibility of EEA nationals to receive universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brentford and Isleworth more like this
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Ruth Cadbury more like this
star this property uin 282592 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>Eligibility for Universal Credit depends on a person’s immigration status in the UK. In line with EU law, EEA nationals must be exercising a legal right to reside, such as worker or self-employed status, and be habitually resident in the UK to be eligible for income-related benefits. EEA nationals may now apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to protect their entitlement to access UK benefits and public services.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is committed to monitoring its policies, regularly reviewing and analysing the relevant data. Information on HRT appeals is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</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
star this property grouped question UIN
282581 more like this
282583 more like this
282597 more like this
282599 more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T13:25:50.207Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T13:25:50.207Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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4389
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth Cadbury more like this
1142360
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Habitual Residence Test: EEA Nationals more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many non-UK EEA citizens successfully appealed a failure of the habitual residency test between November 2017 and November 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brentford and Isleworth more like this
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Ruth Cadbury more like this
star this property uin 282581 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>Eligibility for Universal Credit depends on a person’s immigration status in the UK. In line with EU law, EEA nationals must be exercising a legal right to reside, such as worker or self-employed status, and be habitually resident in the UK to be eligible for income-related benefits. EEA nationals may now apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to protect their entitlement to access UK benefits and public services.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is committed to monitoring its policies, regularly reviewing and analysing the relevant data. Information on HRT appeals is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</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
star this property grouped question UIN
282583 more like this
282592 more like this
282597 more like this
282599 more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T13:25:50.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T13:25:50.113Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth Cadbury more like this