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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Programme (26 February 2015)

Mark Lazarowicz: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2015 to Question 221729, how many former Incapacity Benefit claimants that were transferred to either jobseeker's allowance or employment and support allowance had participated in a Work Programme in (a) Edinburgh, (b) Scotland and (c) the UK up to September 2014; and how many of those have found work as...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Incapacity Benefit (26 February 2015)

Paul Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the recorded primary medical condition was of each incapacity benefit reassessment claimant, where the outcome of the assessment was fit for work, since September 2013; and if he will make a statement.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Reform Bill: Further Consideration Stage (24 February 2015)

Fra McCann: ...mandate of privatising medical services, which saw Atos arrive on the scene and saw the hated work capability assessment being put in place. That has led to tens of thousands of people losing their incapacity benefit and employment and support allowance. We have also seen the SDLP implement the local housing allowance, which, on its watch, led to thousands of the most vulnerable losing...

Recall of MPs Bill: Report (10 February 2015)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: ...in the Bill are sufficient to enable a deadline for applications to be set. It would be prudent to ensure that the rules about postal and proxy signing are set out clearly in a single place for the benefit of practitioners and campaigners, and in this sense it is not helpful to specify the deadline for only postal signature sheet applications in the Bill. So the regulations will set out...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Reform Bill: Consideration Stage (10 February 2015)

Roy Beggs: ...disability restricts the applicant's ability to work is an enormous task for the Department and its agency. However, it is a system that unquestionably needs to be improved. The transition from incapacity benefit to employment and support allowance (ESA) was chaotic and simply did not work. Many problems arose. I have heard the Department boast that 67% of all appeals heard on ESA...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (10 February 2015)

Helen Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who are affected by the benefit cap are in receipt of (a) bereavement allowance, (b) carer's allowance, (c) child benefit, (d) child tax credit, (e) employment and support allowance, except where the support component has been awarded, (f) guardian's allowance, (g) housing benefit, (h) incapacity benefit, (i) income support,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Social Security and Pensions (Statutory Instruments) (9 February 2015)

Steve Webb: ...up by about 0.6%. However, we thought that that was too little for the poorest pensioners. We wanted to ensure that the very poorest pensioners, those who are dependent exclusively on the guaranteed credit, would benefit in full from the triple lock. Each year, the standard minimum guarantee must be increased only in line with earnings, which would have equated to 0.6%, but to ensure that...

Employment and Support Allowance and Work Capability Assessments (5 February 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Kate Green: ...’s recent appearance before the Select Committee. These issues are of huge interest to disabled people and the taxpayer. We face an 8 billion overspend on employment and support allowance and incapacity benefit in this Parliament because the DWP has not been able to assess people, reassess people or get them into work and off benefits. In 2010, the Government said that...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Incapacity Benefit: Leeds (5 February 2015)

Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) Leeds and (b) Leeds Central constituency are claiming incapacity benefit because of a mental health problem.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Mental Illness (4 February 2015)

Mark Harper: People on incapacity benefits who have depression or an anxiety disorder can access IAPT services via either their GP or self-referral. Whilst Jobcentre Plus work coaches are not medical experts, part of their role is to appreciate how a claimant’s health condition may impact on their ability to move into and remain in work and make them aware of support that may help manage their...

Work-related Activity Group (3 February 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Sheila Gilmore: ...group consists of those who are declared fit for work and have to claim jobseeker’s allowance with all its associated commitments. I still think that ESA is a step forward from the previous system. Under incapacity benefit, people were either found fit for work and claimed JSA, or given unconditional financial support. Under the new system, financial support is given while at the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Programme (3 February 2015)

Pamela Nash: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many former incapacity benefit claimants found fit for work after being reassessed for employment and support allowance between October 2010 and March 2014 have found work as a result of the Work Programme in (a) Airdrie and Shotts constituency, (b) North Lanarkshire, (c) Scotland, (d) the UK, (e) Engand, (f) Wales and (g) Northern Ireland.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Programme (2 February 2015)

Stephen Timms: ...and Support Allowance (ESA), Income Related (IR), Work Related Activity Group (WRAG) with three to six months prognosis, (b) ESA (IR) WRAG with 12 months or greater prognosis, (c) ESA (IR) ex-Incapacity Benefit (IB) with three to six months prognosis, (d) ESA (IR) ex-IB WRAG with 12 months prognosis, (e) Voluntary ESA (IR) ex-IB Support Group, (f) Voluntary ESA and (g) ex-IB Support Group...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Programme (2 February 2015)

Stephen Timms: ...and Support Allowance (ESA), Income Related (IR), Work Related Activity Group (WRAG) with three to six months prognosis, (b) ESA (IR) WRAG with 12 months or greater prognosis, (c) ESA (IR) ex-Incapacity Benefit (IB) with three to six months prognosis, (d) ESA (IR) ex-IB WRAG with 12 months prognosis, (e) Voluntary ESA (IR) ex-IB Support Group, (f) Voluntary ESA and (g) ex-IB Support Group,...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Programme (29 January 2015)

Mark Lazarowicz: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many former incapacity benefit claimants found fit for work after being reassessed for employment and support allowance between October 2010 and March 2014 have found work as a result of the Work Programme in (a) Edinburgh, (b) Scotland and (c) the UK.

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (28 January 2015)

Work and Pensions: Progress with disability and incapacity benefit reforms. 9:30 am; The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Mr Mark Harper MP, Minister for Disabled People, Department for Work and Pensions, Noel Shanahan CB, Director General, Operations and Justin Russell, Director, Employment and Support Allowance Directorate

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Employment in Wales (27 January 2015)

Chris Ruane: ...to rise, the Conservative Government in the 1980s and 1990s got worried. They altered the figures for calculating statistics 30 times, and they encouraged those proud miners to get off the dole and go on to incapacity benefit, in order to park up those workers—and, indeed, whole communities —for decades to come. After someone spends six months on the dole or incapacity benefit,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (26 January 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Mark Harper: Under this Government, the number of people in receipt of out-of-work benefits has fallen by 899,000, and there are 93,000 fewer people on incapacity benefit since May 2010.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Incapacity Benefit (26 January 2015)

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of people on incapacity benefits suffer from mental health conditions; and what proportion of those people have undergone treatment for their mental health condition in each of the last 10 years.

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