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star this property date less than 2018-01-17more like thismore than 2018-01-17
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Disability 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, if she will review the accuracy of reporting on DLA and PIP assessments; and if she will update best practice guidance for producing these reports. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rutherglen and Hamilton West more like this
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star this property uin 123213 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-25more like thismore than 2018-01-25
star this property answer text <p>As Personal Independence Payment has replaced Disability Living Allowance for people aged 16 to 64, the vast majority of Disability Living Allowance claims are decided on the basis of self-reporting of need. Where a medical assessment is required, the Department has published comprehensive guidance for Health Professionals on how to complete the assessment report. This guidance was last updated in July 2017.</p><p> </p><p>As the majority of assessments are now undertaken on Personal Independence Payment, we work closely with the Assessment Providers to further improve the quality of assessments which includes ensuring their assessment reports are to the standard that the Department expects and are completed within an optimum timeframe. We have a programme of continuous improvement which includes Assessment Providers increasing clinical coaching, along with feedback and support available to each assessor. We are undertaking more observations of assessments and have introduced an independent audit of assessment reports to ensure that the advice provided to the Department’s Case Managers is of suitable quality, fully explained and justified. We will commit to progress the recommendations in Paul Gray’s second independent review around quality and consistency of Personal Independence Payment assessments.</p><p> </p><p>The Personal Independent Payment Assessment Guide provides comprehensive guidance for Health Professionals regarding all aspects of the assessment process including completion of assessment reports. This guide is updated regularly and was last updated December 2017.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-01-25T10:22:12.49Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-25T10:22:12.49Z
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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 Ged Killen more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January to Question 123049, if the Government will review the guidelines for decisions on mandatory reconsiderations for employment support allowance claims to take account of the decline in the number of cases in which the mandatory reconsideration decision is upheld since the introduction of that system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rutherglen and Hamilton West more like this
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Ged Killen remove filter
star this property uin 126849 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
star this property answer text <p>Mandatory reconsideration benefits claimants, as it enables (i) the Department to provide a clear explanation of the decision; (ii) the claimant a further opportunity to present their case, including providing new evidence; and (iii) crucially, for decisions to be changed at the earliest opportunity, when appropriate.</p><p> </p><p>The overturn rate of appeals does not mean that mandatory reconsideration is not working. The main reason decisions are overturned on appeal is due to additional evidence, both oral and written, being provided at tribunal, which was not previously available at the initial decision or the mandatory reconsideration stage.</p><p><br>There are strands of work in progress to drive continuous improvement in the appeals process. This includes improving the way further evidence is collected to ensure all relevant information is available to decision makers at the earliest opportunity and the recruitment of approximately 150 Presenting Officers who represent DWP cases at Tribunals and provide valuable insight into why decisions are overturned.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-02-20T12:02:24.223Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-20T12:02:24.223Z
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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 Ged Killen more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-31more like thismore than 2018-01-31
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Appeals more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2018 to Question 123047, if the Government will review the guidelines for decisions on mandatory reconsiderations for personal independence payments to take account of the decline in the number of cases in which the mandatory reconsideration decision is upheld since the introduction of that system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rutherglen and Hamilton West more like this
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Ged Killen remove filter
star this property uin 125872 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
star this property answer text <p>Mandatory reconsideration benefits claimants, as it enables (i) the Department to provide a clear explanation of the decision; (ii) the claimant a further opportunity to present their case, including providing new evidence; and (iii) crucially, for decisions to be changed at the earliest opportunity, when appropriate.</p><p>The overturn rate of appeals does not mean that mandatory reconsideration is not working. The main reason decisions are overturned on appeal is due to additional evidence, both oral and written, being provided at tribunal, which was not previously available at the initial decision or the mandatory reconsideration stage</p><p>There are strands of work in progress to drive continuous improvement in the appeals process. This includes improving the way further evidence is collected to ensure all relevant information is available to decision makers at the earliest opportunity and the recruitment of approximately 150 Presenting Officers who represent DWP cases at Tribunals and provide valuable insight into why decisions are overturned.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-02-05T16:46:50.227Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-05T16:46:50.227Z
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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 Ged Killen more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Glasgow 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 causes of unsuccessful transfers from disability living allowance to personal independence payments in the Glasgow area, and if will she make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rutherglen and Hamilton West more like this
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star this property uin 168078 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
star this property answer text <p>Personal Independence Payment (PIP) has different eligibility criteria and takes a more holistic view of a person’s health condition or disability and the impact it has on their ability to live an independent life, compared to Disability Living Allowance (DLA).</p><p> </p><p>Therefore, when someone on DLA is invited to claim PIP and is reassessed, the level of their award may stay the same, go up, down or cease altogether depending on the claimants assessed level of needs.</p><p> </p><p>Source: Stat-Xplore – www.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 168079 more like this
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less than 2018-09-10T16:41:54.597Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-10T16:41:54.597Z
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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 Ged Killen more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Glasgow more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to investigate the causes of the high proportion of unsuccessful transfers of disability living allowance claiminats to personal independence payments in the Glasgow area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rutherglen and Hamilton West more like this
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Ged Killen remove filter
star this property uin 168079 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
star this property answer text <p>Personal Independence Payment (PIP) has different eligibility criteria and takes a more holistic view of a person’s health condition or disability and the impact it has on their ability to live an independent life, compared to Disability Living Allowance (DLA).</p><p> </p><p>Therefore, when someone on DLA is invited to claim PIP and is reassessed, the level of their award may stay the same, go up, down or cease altogether depending on the claimants assessed level of needs.</p><p> </p><p>Source: Stat-Xplore – www.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 168078 more like this
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less than 2018-09-10T16:41:54.643Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-10T16:41:54.643Z
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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 Ged Killen more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-16more like thismore than 2018-01-16
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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 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
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the transfer from disability living allowance to personal independence payments is made effectively; and what representations she has received on claimants whose payments have changed significantly despite there being no change in their circumstances. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rutherglen and Hamilton West more like this
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Ged Killen remove filter
star this property uin 123045 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-19more like thismore than 2018-01-19
star this property answer text <p>The claiming process for Personal Independence Payment (PIP), including the arrangements to invite existing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) claimants to claim PIP, was co-produced with the assistance of disabled people, carers and their representative support organisations to ensure it works effectively. Up to the end of October 2017 nearly 1,177,000 DLA to PIP claims had been registered, of which nearly 1,100,000 claims had been cleared. To ensure continuity of payment, DLA claimants continue to get paid while their PIP claim is being assessed.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State and Ministers receive a wide range of representations about PIP from individuals, organisations and Parliamentarians. However, as PIP is a different benefit to DLA, with different assessment criteria, someone moving from DLA to PIP will not automatically be entitled to PIP, or guaranteed the same level of award. PIP is intended to focus support on those who need it most and 38 per cent of those previously in receipt of DLA are currently receiving the highest possible rate of benefit compared with only 15 per cent on DLA of working age at May 2013.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-01-19T11:33:36.717Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-19T11:33:36.717Z
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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 Ged Killen more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-01more like thismore than 2018-02-01
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Disability more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of (a) personal independence payments and (b) employment support allowance cases subject to a mandatory reconsideration decision were subsequently taken forward to tribunal in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rutherglen and Hamilton West more like this
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Ged Killen remove filter
star this property uin 126069 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
star this property answer text <p>The number of Personal Independent Payment (PIP) Mandatory Reconsiderations (MRs) cleared can be found in the official published statistics: “Data tables: Personal Independence Payment: Official Statistics to October 2017”. The relevant data can be found in Tavle 7b. This data shows the number of mandatory reconsiderations for New Claims and Reassessments broken down by month since PIP was introduced:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/personal-independence-payment-april-2013-to-october-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/personal-independence-payment-april-2013-to-october-2017</a></p><p>The number of mandatory reconsiderations (MRs) and appeals from Employment Support Allowance (ESA) Work Capability Assessments can be found in the official published statistics: “ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments including mandatory reconsiderations and appeals: December 2017”. The relevant data can be found in Table 17.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/esa-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessments-including-mandatory-reconsiderations-and-appeals-december-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/esa-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessments-including-mandatory-reconsiderations-and-appeals-december-2017</a></p><p>The number of appeals registered for both benefits can be found in the official published statistics: “Tribunals and gender recognition certificate statistics quarterly – July to September 2017”. The relevant data can be found in table SSCS.1 in the “Main Tables (July to September 2017)” document.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tribunals-and-gender-recognition-certificate-statistics-quarterly-july-to-september-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tribunals-and-gender-recognition-certificate-statistics-quarterly-july-to-september-2017</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-02-06T17:24:08.83Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-06T17:24:08.83Z
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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 Ged Killen more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-16more like thismore than 2018-01-16
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Tribunals more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of PIP cases taken to tribunal following a failed mandatory reconsideration are successful in changing the original decision. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rutherglen and Hamilton West more like this
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star this property uin 123047 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
star this property answer text <p>The percentage of PIP and ESA appeals cleared at a tribunal hearing where the appeal decision was in favour of the claimant can be found in Table SSCS.3 of the quarterly bulletin “Tribunals and gender recognition certificate statistics quarterly – July to September 2017”.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tribunals-and-gender-recognition-certificate-statistics-quarterly-july-to-september-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tribunals-and-gender-recognition-certificate-statistics-quarterly-july-to-september-2017</a></p><p> </p><p>These figures include all Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) decisions subsequently appealed - not just ‘failed’ MRs where the original decision has been maintained, but also MRs where the award was changed but which were still disputed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 123049 more like this
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less than 2018-01-24T17:33:37.64Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-24T17:33:37.64Z
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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 Ged Killen more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-16more like thismore than 2018-01-16
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance: Tribunals more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of ESA cases taken to tribunal following a failed mandatory reconsideration are successful in changing the original decision. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rutherglen and Hamilton West more like this
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Ged Killen remove filter
star this property uin 123049 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
star this property answer text <p>The percentage of PIP and ESA appeals cleared at a tribunal hearing where the appeal decision was in favour of the claimant can be found in Table SSCS.3 of the quarterly bulletin “Tribunals and gender recognition certificate statistics quarterly – July to September 2017”.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tribunals-and-gender-recognition-certificate-statistics-quarterly-july-to-september-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tribunals-and-gender-recognition-certificate-statistics-quarterly-july-to-september-2017</a></p><p> </p><p>These figures include all Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) decisions subsequently appealed - not just ‘failed’ MRs where the original decision has been maintained, but also MRs where the award was changed but which were still disputed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 123047 more like this
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less than 2018-01-24T17:33:37.72Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-24T17:33:37.72Z
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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 Ged Killen more like this