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Results 1–20 of 1132 for incapacity benefit

Work Capability Assessments — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (9 Feb 2016)

Debbie Abrahams: ...did not receive a response, as required by law. I would be grateful for the Minister’s response to that point. The findings reported in the paper in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health—in a paper entitled “First, do no harm”—came on top of published data relating to the deaths of incapacity benefit and ESA claimants between November 2011 and May...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Burnley (2 Feb 2016)

Julie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Burnley who are in receipt of employment and support allowance and incapacity benefits are also in receipt of housing benefit.

[Graham Stringer in the Chair] — Transitional State Pension Arrangements for Women (1 Feb 2016)

Justin Madders: ...calculations were made, and my pension was worked out” based on “retirement at 60 (I was 53 at the time). I received a lump sum and a small monthly pension of just over 250. It wasn’t a lot but I was also entitled to Incapacity Benefit and I knew I would have my State Pension which would be a big help. Things began to change a couple of years later when I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Life Chances Strategy (1 Feb 2016)

Debbie Abrahams: ...affects people’s life chances, and disabled people are twice as likely to be living in poverty as the non-disabled population. We know from the Government’s own figures that disabled people on incapacity benefit or the employment and support allowance are between two and six times more likely to die than the population as a whole. As my hon. Friend said, the recent consultation...

[Mr David Crausby in the Chair] — Disabled People: Support (27 Jan 2016)

Eilidh Whiteford: in precarious and reduced circumstances. A couple of weeks ago, I was privileged to meet some of the disabled people who came to Parliament as part of the lobby organised by the Disability Benefits Consortium. I pay tribute to it and the other organisations that brief us on the real experiences of disabled people. We need to listen to them, because their experience should inform...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (26 Jan 2016)

Justin Tomlinson: The Centre for Health and Disability Assessments delivers Work Capability Assessments for Employment and Support Allowance and Incapacity Benefit claimants. They do not carry out assessments of Personal Independence Payment claimants which are delivered by Atos Healthcare and Capita.

Access to Jobs: Disabled People (12 Jan 2016)

Ian Lucas: ...people has proved ineffective. Job outcomes for disabled people on the Work Programme are low at only 8.7 percent”— nine people out of 100— “for new ESA claimants, and 4.3 percent for other ESA/Incapacity Benefit customers.” Sitting suspended for a Division in the House. On resuming—

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Death (12 Jan 2016)

Iain Wright: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department will make it its policy to collect data on the cause of death of individuals who have flowed off incapacity benefit or severe disablement allowance and employment and support allowance whose date of death was at the same time; and if he will make a statement.

Trade Union Bill: Second Reading (11 Jan 2016)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: .... This is an important Bill, dealing with a very important subject. Trade unions have a long and distinguished history. They first came into being when many workers led a precarious existence and incapacity in a family’s main breadwinner could spell tragedy. They helped bring about higher wages and safer workplaces, and have many more worthy accomplishments to their credit....

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (5 Jan 2016)

Emily Thornberry: ...Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people, excluding people participating in the Work Programme, who were claiming employment and support allowance and were previously in receipt of incapacity benefit, ended their claim for employment and support allowance after moving into work during the most recent period for which figures are available.

Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Committee (4th Day) (21 Dec 2015)

Lord Blencathra: ...which is not the same thing, as most noble Lords will understand. That is an important distinction, for the purpose of this group is to encourage people into work. Indeed, when the Labour Government introduced the benefit White Paper, Raising Expectations and Increasing Support: Reforming Welfare for the Future, published in 2008, they stated that they aimed to reduce the number of people...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (14 Dec 2015)

...8212; “Safeguarding of vulnerable claimants: guidance (1) The Secretary of State shall issue statutory guidance for the safeguarding of vulnerable claimants in relation to any sanction, reduction of benefit, or disallowance of benefit (“the guidance”). (2) The guidance shall incorporate all relevant provisions and operational protocols contained in the following...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (9 Dec 2015)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: The noble Baroness, Lady Grey-Thompson, has made a very powerful case as to why cutting benefits actually makes it harder for people, particularly disabled people, to find work. That has also come out in other research. For example, Community Links has said that if you push people into survival mode, then they just have to focus on surviving. I want briefly to respond to the noble Lord, Lord...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (26 Nov 2015)

Priti Patel: The Department will study the report. However, as the authors make clear, their report does not show a causal link between the Incapacity Benefit reassessment process and rates of suicide, mental ill-health or use of anti-depressants.

Scottish Parliament: Women and Social Security (26 Nov 2015)

Joan McAlpine: ...Eleanor Rathbone, campaigned tirelessly to challenge that and eventually secured family allowances. To be politically acceptable, family allowances were presented as support for children—they evolved into child benefit—but Rathbone was primarily motivated by the need to recognise the unpaid work of women in the home and the huge personal sacrifices that poor women made in...

Isil: Northern Ireland (Welfare Reform) Bill (23 Nov 2015)

Vernon Coaker: our legislating in this instance. We should not forget that the agreement reached has also allowed other very significant measures, aside from welfare reform, to be adopted and other moneys released for the benefit of the people of Northern Ireland: measures such as additional funding to the Police Service of Northern Ireland to combat the continuing terrorist threat, and money and...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Immigration: Lithuania (23 Nov 2015)

Stephen Timms: ...and Pensions, what proportion of people resident in the UK of working age who were born in Lithuania are (a) in the G8 Claimant Count, (b) in receipt of employment and support allowance and other incapacity benefits and (c) lone parents in receipt of income support.

Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Second Reading (17 Nov 2015)

Baroness Grey-Thompson: ...but it has struggled to address the historically low employment rates among disabled people. Job outcomes for disabled people on the work programme are only 7.7% for new ESA customers and 3.9% for other ESA incapacity benefit customers. This is compared to a job outcome rate of 21.5% for JSA 25-plus customers. People referred to Work Choice between July and December 2014 had a job-start...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (16 Nov 2015)

Debbie Abrahams: ...capability assessment decision of fit for work since 2011; and how many such people's death was at the same time as defined in the document Mortality Statistics: Employment and support allowance, incapacity benefit or severe disability allowance, published in August 2015.

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