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star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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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 Asbestos: Diseases 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, with reference to the report, Estimates of the impact of extending the scope of the payment scheme in the Mesothelioma Bill to include other asbestos related diseases and other non-asbestos work related diseases, published in June 2013, if she will review and update that report. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Dunbartonshire more like this
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Martin Docherty-Hughes more like this
star this property uin 286779 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Mesothelioma Act 2014 established the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (DMPS). The DMPS makes lump sum payments to people who contract diffuse mesothelioma from negligent exposure to asbestos in the workplace, but are unable to pursue a civil claim because their former employer no longer exists and their former employer’s insurer cannot be traced. The DMPS is funded by a levy paid by insurers who are active in the Employer’s Liability insurance market.</p><p><br>This Scheme makes payments to eligible sufferers of diffuse mesothelioma only. Since this disease is always fatal and always caused by asbestos, it has been possible to implement DMPS as a simple payment scheme. Other asbestos-related diseases and other non-asbestos work related diseases have more uncertainties regarding cause, severity and aggravation by other factors and this complexity is not compatible with a straightforward tariff-based scheme such as the DMPS. The report published on 6 December 2013 highlighted the adverse impact on the amount of the levy should the scope of the Scheme be widened, which would also require a re-designing of the scheme, the legislation, and the commercial requirements.</p><p>There are no plans to update the 2013 report or extend eligibility to the DMPS.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T11:58:03.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T11:58:03.907Z
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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 Martin Docherty-Hughes more like this
1141998
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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: Cancer 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, 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
star this property uin 282407 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 2019-09-03more 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
unstar 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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4105
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
1131065
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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 Disability: Children 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, with reference to the recent Scope report Now is the Time 2018, whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential merits of a cross-departmental approach to support the families of disabled children. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Dorset and North Poole more like this
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Michael Tomlinson more like this
star this property uin 262453 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s vision for disabled children and young people is the same as for everyone else – to enable them to fulfil their potential, achieve well in education, and to live happy and fulfilled lives. To support this aim, the Disability and Society Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) was set up last year to drive forward action across Government to tackle the barriers disabled people face to realising their full participation in society. Whilst disability policy is the responsibility of all Departments, by working together we can improve disabled people’s participation, for which we are jointly responsible.</p><p>We are also committed to working with a wide and diverse range of people and organisations to shape and improve government's approach. We announced our new Regional Stakeholder Network in December 2018, which will bring the views of disabled people, local disability organisations, disabled people led organisations, and organisations that represent disabled people closer to government.</p><p>The UK Government has some of the strongest equalities legislation in the world and we will continue to ensure that these rights are protected, just as we will continue to develop policies to tackle the barriers faced by disabled people.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:51:26.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:51:26.937Z
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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 Michael Tomlinson more like this
1132544
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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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 Historic Buildings: Health Hazards 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, with reference to the protections introduced in Germany and Austria for workers renovating or demolishing buildings against the risk of breathing in historical man-made mineral fibres which are now considered to pose a serious risk to health, what steps she is taking to introduce similar protections for UK workers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 265555 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 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is aware of the guidelines that have been produced in Germany and Austria, advising companies on the measures they should take to protect workers against risks of breathing in historic man-made mineral fibres (MMMFs).</p><p>In Great Britain there is a statutory framework in place to protect workers who may be exposed to any hazardous substance, such as MMMFs, regardless of how that exposure occurs. This framework includes the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 which places a general duty on employers to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of people affected by their work activities.</p><p> </p><p>The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), places specific duties on employers and implements several EU Directives on worker protection, ensuring our standards meet those required of all EU Member States. COSHH requires employers to carry out a risk assessment to establish the hazards associated with the tasks and processes they are undertaking and put in place suitable arrangements to either prevent or control those risks. Such a risk assessment would need to be carried out for workers renovating or demolishing buildings to enable suitable controls to be put in place for any hazardous substances that may be present or that may be produced, including MMMFs. HSE provides guidance, to help businesses comply with their legal duties.</p><p> </p><p>The regulatory framework, supported by guidance, is sufficient to control occupational exposure to MMMFs.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T14:39:07.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T14:39:07.767Z
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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 Rachael Maskell more like this
1148343
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star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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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 Employment: Autism 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, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Disabled People of 2 July 2019, Official Report column 1180, what the outcome is of his discussions with the Office for National Statistics on including the numbers of autistic people in work as part of the labour force survey. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Burnley more like this
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Julie Cooper more like this
star this property uin 294727 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Office for National Statistics is currently testing the addition of a measure of autism to the Labour Force Survey. Should the testing be successful, it is anticipated that it will be added to the survey in early 2020. This will give us a better understanding of the employment status for many autistic people of working age.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T10:42:38.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T10:42:38.307Z
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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 Julie Cooper more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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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 Disability: Pay 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, with reference to the Trades Union Congress's report entitled TUC calls on Government to make employers report their disability pay gap, what steps her Department has taken to address the disability pay gap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
star this property uin 290746 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 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
star this property answer text <p>The government published the voluntary reporting framework on disability, mental ill health and wellbeing in November 2018.This is aimed at large employers (over 250 employees) and it is recommended that they publically report on the pay and progression of disabled people at regular intervals. It can also be used to support smaller employers who are keen to drive greater transparency in their organisation or industry.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-10-04T12:59:58.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T12:59:58.527Z
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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 Daniel Zeichner more like this
1140556
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star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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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 Personal Independence Payment 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 Supreme Court ruling of July 2019, if her Department will review the assessment criteria for personal independence payments for claimants with mental health illnesses that requires assessors to make a distinction between whether a claimant needs prompting to engage with other people or social support. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 279441 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 2019-07-26more like thismore than 2019-07-26
star this property answer text <p>The Supreme Court handed down its decision on the case known as MM (SSWP v MM) on 18 July 2019. The case concerns the definition of ‘social support’ when engaging with other people face to face under activity 9 of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Regulations, and how far in advance that support can be provided.</p><p> </p><p>The Department will carefully consider the judgment and work with stakeholders to implement it fully so that claimants get the PIP support they are entitled to. This will include reviewing and updating where needed the guidance used for PIP assessments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-07-26T10:23:16.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-26T10:23:16.69Z
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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 Marion Fellows more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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 Personal Independence Payment 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 Personal Independence Payment Administrative Exercise data release, published by her Department on 4 July 2019, if she will commission an independent comparative assessment of the estimate of the number of claimants that would be affected in Equality Impact Assessment published in 2017 and the figures published by her Department on 4 July 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Battersea more like this
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Marsha De Cordova more like this
star this property uin 274639 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>We have no plans to commission an independent assessment. Our original estimates were based on the best available information at the time, and we were clear that they were very likely to change as the guidance implementing the judgement was produced and data was gathered from the administrative exercise to implement it.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T16:19:01.743Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:19:01.743Z
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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 Marsha De Cordova more like this
1137626
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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 Personal Independence Payment 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 Personal Independence Payment Administrative Exercise data release of 4 July 2019, what accounts for the difference between her Department’s original Equality Impact Assessment in 2017 of 14 per cent of claimants being affected following review, and the figures published by her Department showing that only 0.8 per cent of cases have received an increased award after being reviewed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Battersea more like this
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Marsha De Cordova more like this
star this property uin 274638 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>Our published estimates were produced before knowing the full detail of which claimants would be eligible for additional payments following the MH legal judgment.</p><p> </p><p>There was significant uncertainty around the estimates prior to the start of the administrative exercise in June 2018, from which point we had revised guidance in place to reflect the judgment, having consulted with key stakeholders. Our estimates remain subject to change as we monitor the outcomes of the exercise.</p><p> </p><p>We are intent on making sure everyone who is affected by the judgement is identified and are committed to ensuring that disabled people get the support they are entitled to.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T16:27:06.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:27:06.047Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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4676
unstar this property label Biography information for Marsha De Cordova more like this
1140204
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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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 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 May 2019 High Court judgment, when she plans to deliver transitional and ongoing payments for people who have lost the Severe Disability Premium since moving onto universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport East more like this
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Jessica Morden more like this
star this property uin 278934 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The transitional payments provisions for claimants previously entitled to the severe disability premium contained in the Universal Credit (Managed Migration and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019 will come into force 24<sup>th</sup> July 2019. That means that we will be able to provide immediate support for these claimants who were entitled to the Severe Disability Premium on legacy benefits and who have already moved onto Universal Credit. These claimants will also be considered for backdated payments covering the time since they moved onto Universal Credit, as well as ongoing monthly payments that reflect any lost Severe Disability Premium. We will make these payments as quickly as possible.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T16:58:45.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T16:58:45.323Z
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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 Jessica Morden more like this