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unstar this property date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pension Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has written to people who will be affected by the changes to pension credit entitlement which come into force on 15 May 2019 to inform them that they will no longer be entitled to claim pension credit if their partner is not of state pension age. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
star this property uin 229220 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property answer text <p>The mixed age couple policy was legislated for in the Welfare Reform Act 2012 and then the commencement order was that the mixed age couple policy change will come into force on 15 May 2019, which was announced on 14 January 2019. Following the announcement we are implementing comprehensive plans to raise awareness of the change among people who may be affected.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has written directly to mixed-age couples who are already in receipt of Pension Credit or Housing Benefit for pensioners to inform them of the changes and encourage them to find out what it could mean for them. Importantly the letters explain that mixed age couples already claiming Pension Credit and/or Housing Benefit for pensioners immediately before 15 May will not be affected for as long as they remain in receipt of either benefit after that date, and that their State Pension will not be affected.</p><p> </p><p>This is in addition to providing information on gov.uk and through existing departmental channels. The Department’s staff in Pension Centres and Jobcentres are able to provide help and advice about the change, as will staff in local authorities who administer Housing Benefit.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has also worked with relevant organisations, including providing them with a fact sheet to ensure that accurate information is available in the places where people are most likely to seek information.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 229221 more like this
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less than 2019-03-11T17:13:26.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T17:13:26.05Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1082572
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pension Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she has taken to publicise the changes to pension credit entitlement which come into force on 15 May 2019 to (a) couples who will no longer receive that entitlement because one partner is not of state pension age and (b) other people. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
star this property uin 229221 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property answer text <p>The mixed age couple policy was legislated for in the Welfare Reform Act 2012 and then the commencement order was that the mixed age couple policy change will come into force on 15 May 2019, which was announced on 14 January 2019. Following the announcement we are implementing comprehensive plans to raise awareness of the change among people who may be affected.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has written directly to mixed-age couples who are already in receipt of Pension Credit or Housing Benefit for pensioners to inform them of the changes and encourage them to find out what it could mean for them. Importantly the letters explain that mixed age couples already claiming Pension Credit and/or Housing Benefit for pensioners immediately before 15 May will not be affected for as long as they remain in receipt of either benefit after that date, and that their State Pension will not be affected.</p><p> </p><p>This is in addition to providing information on gov.uk and through existing departmental channels. The Department’s staff in Pension Centres and Jobcentres are able to provide help and advice about the change, as will staff in local authorities who administer Housing Benefit.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has also worked with relevant organisations, including providing them with a fact sheet to ensure that accurate information is available in the places where people are most likely to seek information.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 229220 more like this
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less than 2019-03-11T17:13:26.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T17:13:26.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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4393
unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
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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 Universal Credit: EU 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, how many non-UK EU citizens have been refused universal credit on the basis that they do not have a right to reside in each month since January 2017. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
star this property uin 210587 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p>Comprehensive guidance outlining eligibility for Universal Credit for EEA Nationals and the habitual residency test is available to all staff across the Jobcentre network. Universal Credit guidance is published in the House of Commons Library and the Department is committed to refreshing this at regular intervals.</p><p>Eligibility for income-related (means-tested) social security benefits depends on a person’s immigration status in the UK. Claimants must be exercising a legal right to reside and be habitually resident before they are eligible to claim income related benefit. This is assessed through the Habitual Residence Test (HRT). DWP does not automatically provide other Government departments with information regarding an individual’s benefit claim. The Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016 and immigration decisions are the responsibility of the Home Office.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-01-24T14:00:51.3Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-24T14:00:51.3Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4393
unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1002585
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Energy more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) her Department, (ii) the Health and Safety Executive, (iii) the Pensions Advisory Service and (iv) the Pensions Regulator in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
star this property uin 188861 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
star this property answer text <p>Please see below electricity &amp; gas usage for 2015/16, 2016/17 &amp; 2017/18.</p><p> </p><p>(i) DWP</p><p> </p><p>Please note that 6 day opening began in 2017/18 in some areas, but has not yet been fully rolled out. To date, 6 day opening does not seem to have had a major impact on consumption or cost of energy per FTE.</p><p> </p><p>DWP energy figures are based on total consumption taken from the invoices that DWP is responsible for paying. Consumption and cost figures have then been divided by total FTE figures for the estate in each year. Please note that no adjustment has been made for recharging where there are sub-tenants within buildings DWP occupies, or for buildings at which DWP is recharged, and we do not have the facility to make that adjustment at present.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Electricity kWh / FTE</p></td><td><p>Gas kWh / FTE</p></td><td><p>FTE Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>1867</p></td><td><p>2308</p></td><td><p>75742</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>1832</p></td><td><p>2452</p></td><td><p>75590</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>1806</p></td><td><p>2459</p></td><td><p>75065</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>(i) Health and Safety Executive</p><p> </p><p>Data based on HSE’s 28 offices, including HSE’s laboratory in Buxton. Where HSE does not know specific consumption from some of its Landlords /Holding Departments, and where HSE has government tenants whose consumption is not separately sub-metered, figures are estimated.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Electricity kWh</p></td><td><p>Gas kWh</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>12,051,317</p></td><td><p>13,138,923</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>12,337,288</p></td><td><p>13,896,081</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>11,763,810</p></td><td><p>13,849,043</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(ii) The Pensions Advisory Service</p><p> </p><p>In a shared building, where they share the service charge &amp; payments are made centrally.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Electricity kWh</p></td><td><p>Gas kWh</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>No information held</p></td><td><p>No information held.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>No information held.</p></td><td><p>No information held.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>No information held.</p></td><td><p>No information held.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>(iii) The Pensions Regulator</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Electricity £</p></td><td><p>Gas £</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>Not available at this time</p></td><td><p>Not available at this time</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>Not available at this time</p></td><td><p>Not available at this time</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>Not available at this time</p></td><td><p>Not available at this time</p></td></tr></tbody></table><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 2018-11-16T14:44:45.383Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T14:44:45.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4393
unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1002586
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Energy more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) her Department, (ii) the Health and Safety Executive, (iii) the Pensions Advisory Service and (iv) the Pensions Regulator in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
star this property uin 188862 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
star this property answer text <p>Please see below electricity &amp; gas cost for 2015/16, 2016/17 &amp; 2017/18.</p><p> </p><p>(i) DWP</p><p> </p><p>Please note that 6 day opening began in 2017/18 in some areas, but has not yet been fully rolled out. To date, 6 day opening does not seem to have had a major impact on consumption or cost of energy per FTE.</p><p> </p><p>DWP energy figures are based on total consumption taken from the invoices that DWP is responsible for paying. Consumption and cost figures have then been divided by total FTE figures for the estate in each year. Please note that no adjustment has been made for recharging where there are sub-tenants within buildings DWP occupies, or for buildings at which DWP is recharged, and we do not have the facility to make that adjustment at present.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Electricity £ / FTE</p></td><td><p>Gas £ / FTE</p></td><td><p>FTE Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>£ 256</p></td><td><p>£ 79</p></td><td><p>75742</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>£ 257</p></td><td><p>£ 78</p></td><td><p>75590</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>£ 256</p></td><td><p>£ 78</p></td><td><p>75065</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>(ii) HSE</p><p> </p><p>Data based on HSE’s 28 offices, including HSE’s laboratory in Buxton. Where HSE does not know specific consumption from some of its Landlords /Holding Departments, and where HSE has government tenants whose consumption is not separately sub-metered, figures are estimated.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Electricity £</p></td><td><p>Gas £</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>£1,381,532</p></td><td><p>£443,071</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>£1,373,438</p></td><td><p>£369,236</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>£1,339,724</p></td><td><p>£349,858</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><br></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(iii) The Pensions Advisory Service</p><p> </p><p>In a shared building, where costs are estimated</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Electricity £</p></td><td><p>Gas £</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>£21,000</p></td><td><p>£8,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>£17,000</p></td><td><p>£6,500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>£16,000</p></td><td><p>£7,800</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>(iv) The Pensions Regulator</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Electricity</p></td><td><p>Gas £</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>£125,318</p></td><td><p>£7,337</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>£133,383</p></td><td><p>£5,485</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>£133,961</p></td><td><p>£5,434</p></td></tr></tbody></table><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 2018-11-16T14:51:35.937Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T14:51:35.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
989642
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-10-17more like thismore than 2018-10-17
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's target time is for processing applications for alternative payment arrangements under universal credit. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
star this property uin 180774 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-22more like thismore than 2018-10-22
star this property answer text <p>DWP have no targets for processing applications for Alternative Payment Arrangements (APA). All APA cases are dealt with urgently and are considered on a case by case basis by dedicated teams.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-10-22T16:54:06.377Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-22T16:54:06.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
882283
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unstar this property date less than 2018-04-13more like thismore than 2018-04-13
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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 Children: Maintenance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of how annual bonuses affect the payments recipients of such bonuses are required to make through Child Maintenance Service arrangements. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
star this property uin 135386 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-23more like thismore than 2018-04-23
star this property answer text <p>A central principle of the statutory child maintenance scheme is that parents should support children in line with the money they have earned. Bonus payments as well as any other earned income subject to tax are taken into account by the Child Maintenance Service to assess the amount of maintenance due. No estimate has been made on the difference such payments make to liabilities created.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2018-04-23T14:44:36.357Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-23T14:44:36.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
882284
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unstar this property date less than 2018-04-13more like thismore than 2018-04-13
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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 Children: Maintenance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints her Department has received in relation to the effect on the calculation of child maintenance payments of annual bonus payments. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
star this property uin 135424 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-23more like thismore than 2018-04-23
star this property answer text <p>The department does not collate information on complaints received specifically in relation to the effect on the calculations of child maintenance payments due to annual bonus payments. Obtaining such information to answer this question could only be provided at a disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2018-04-23T14:49:40.69Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-23T14:49:40.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2016-09-13more like thismore than 2016-09-13
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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 Refugees: Syria 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 he has made of the implications for his policies of the finding in the report by the National Audit Office, The Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Programme, published in September 2016, that lack of access by resettled Syrians to personal independence payments and carer's allowance may cause difficulties to some refugees and have a negative impact on their experiences. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
star this property uin 46164 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-21more like thismore than 2016-09-21
star this property answer text <p>The UK is a world leader in supporting vulnerable people fleeing conflicts around the world and, as such, we have established an effective system to accommodate and shelter resettled people.</p><p>Refugees and those who have humanitarian protection status, such as persons resettled under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Programme, are entitled to work and have access to some benefits upon arrival.</p><p>DWP has decided that the application of the Past Presence Test (PPT) should not apply to refugees for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and are currently considering how best to implement that change, including the impact to other benefits which use a similar PPT.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2016-09-21T15:24:02.717Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-21T15:24:02.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2016-09-06more like thismore than 2016-09-06
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Disability Living Allowance: Refugees 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 guidance his Department plans to issue to its staff on the application of residency tests to refugees applying for disability living allowance. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
star this property uin 45160 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
star this property answer text <p>Refugees and people in Great Britain with humanitarian protection status who are disabled and in need of financial support are entitled to claim Disability Living Allowance, providing they meet all the necessary conditions of entitlement set out in regulations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T10:39:53.21Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T10:39:53.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this