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Work Capability Assessment (9 April 2014)

Sheila Gilmore: ...debates on different aspects of employment and support allowance and the work capability assessment that underpins it. This is the fifth. Last week, I led a wide-ranging debate on the migration of incapacity benefit claimants on to employment and support allowance, but today I want to focus on something much more limited—the statistics that the Government publish on the number of...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (7 April 2014)

Esther McVey: The permitted work rules in employment and support allowance are based on those which applied to incapacity benefit. This approach was supported by evidence contained in DWP Research Report 268 "Final outcome from Permitted Work Rules".

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Incapacity Benefit Migration (3 April 2014) See 6 other results from this debate

Michael Penning: It is a pleasure to respond under your chairmanship, Mr Turner, to this wide-ranging debate on incapacity benefit migration. Let me touch on the last point made by the shadow Minister, the hon. Member for Rhondda (Chris Bryant). He knows me well enough to know that I will naturally write to him and other colleagues on any points that I do not manage to cover in my contribution. I...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Incapacity Benefit (3 April 2014)

Stephen Doughty: ...Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 13 June 2013, Official Report, column 419W, on employment and support allowance, whether his Department expects to complete the incapacity benefit reassessment process in April 2014.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (1 April 2014)

Michael Penning: ..., Great Britain: October2008 to September 2013 WRAG: Claimants with a prognosis of two years or more New claims—Initial assessment 11,800 New claims—Repeat assessment 19,700 Incapacity benefit reassessments 73,100 Notes: 1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 100. 2. The outcome recorded is the final DWP Decision Maker's decision or the recommendation...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Incapacity Benefit (1 April 2014)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people on incapacity benefit who have been given a prognosis that engagement in work is unlikely in the longer term have been placed in the work-related activity group since October 2010.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit (31 March 2014)

Steve Webb: Provisions dealing with this issue already exist within the housing benefit regulations. A claimant who has been receiving a qualifying benefit1 for 26 weeks or more will continue to receive housing benefit for four weeks after they start work. Further details can be found at: www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment _data/file/236973/hbgm-c5-extended-payments.pdf 1 The...

Business of the House (27 March 2014)

Andrew Lansley: ...to be nominated by the Backbench Business Committee. Friday 11 April—The House will not be sitting. I should also like to inform the House that the business in Westminster Hall for 3 April will be: Thursday 3 April—Debate on incapacity benefit migration.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (27 March 2014)

Michael Penning: ...dates missing so the time from the claim start to the notification of the WCA output cannot be calculated. Those still waiting for an assessment are also excluded. 3. The data presented above comes from benefit claims data held by the Department for Work and Pensions. It related to new ESA claims; incapacity benefit (IB) claims reassessments are not included. In October 2008, ESA replaced...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (27 March 2014)

Michael Penning: ...the claimant has yet to return the claimant questionnaire. This includes: (a) around 371,000 new claimants of employment and support allowance who should be receiving the assessment rate of the benefit; (b) around 293,000 existing recipients of employment and support allowance awaiting a review; and (c) around 102,000 existing incapacity benefit recipients awaiting reassessment. This...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (27 March 2014)

Michael Penning: The average time from submission of an ESA50 to the completion of a face-to-face work capability assessment (for both employment and support allowance and incapacity benefit reassessment), for the period from February 2013 to January 2014, was 64 working days.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Charter for Budget Responsibility (26 March 2014)

Ben Gummer: .... If the shadow Chancellor disagrees with any one of these items, he should stand up and intervene, and his own Back Benchers can draw their own inferences. We have the attendance allowance, bereavement benefits, carer’s allowance, Christmas bonus, disability living allowance, employment support allowance, financial assistance scheme, housing benefit, incapacity benefit, income...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (26 March 2014)

John Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2014, Official Report, column 851W, on social security benefits, for what reason information from his Department's document Incapacity Benefits: Death of Recipients published in July 2012 was not included in the response; and whether the information contained in that document is still collected.

Scottish Parliament: Poverty (Scotland’s Outlook Campaign) (26 March 2014)

Margaret Burgess: ...struggling to make ends meet as the cost of living increases. To reduce pressure on household budgets and put more money in people’s pockets, the Scottish Government is defending and extending core universal services, rights and benefits through the social wage; for example, it has abolished tuition fees and introduced free prescriptions and eye tests. On the latter point, I am...

Amendment of the Law (25 March 2014)

Iain McKenzie: ...but has been sat on ever since—I wonder why that is. Could it be that the whole payment-by-results contract structure does not seem to be doing what it was meant to do? So we have no work for the long-term unemployed, and delays to benefits and benefits assessments resulting in people using food banks. Some 73% of the people using food banks are doing so because of benefit delays....

Amendment of the Law (24 March 2014)

Ronnie Campbell: ...the economy is sluggish. If money is taken out of the economy, it will be sluggish. All that some workers have to look forward to is zero-hours contracts and food banks. People do not realise what the welfare cap means or what it includes. Child benefit is capped. Incapacity benefit is capped. Winter fuel allowance is capped. Income support is capped. People do not realise what the cap...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (24 March 2014)

Michael Penning: Employment and support allowance (ESA) initial claims and incapacity benefit (IB) reassessment claims, by outcomes of work capability assessments by regions in Great Britain are published. The numbers and the proportion of fit for work decisions can be found in table 1a and table 11 at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/274091/esa_wca_140122.xls Notes:...

Ways and Means: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (19 March 2014)

Stewart Hosie: ...we can see the real scale of the damage they are trying to do. We in the SNP know where the pain of this Budget and of this Government’s policy direction will be felt. It will be the 144,000 households in Scotland who are losing some 3,500 each through changes to incapacity benefit. It will be the 372,000 Scottish households who have seen tax credits reduced to the tune of...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Incapacity Benefit (19 March 2014)

Anne Begg: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2014, Official Report, column 848W, on incapacity benefit, what estimate his Department originally made of the number of Incapacity Benefit claimants who would be migrated to employment and support allowance; what his Department's latest estimate of the number of such claimants is; and what proportion of...

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