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

Mark Harper: The information requested is shown in the table. Outcomes of initial and repeat Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) functional assessments and Incapacity Benefits Reassessments (IBR) by disease code: October 2008-September 2013 Cystic Fibrosis Spinal Muscular Atrophy Parkinson’s Disease Multiple Sclerosis Other Rheumatoid Arthritis Initial claim SG 600...

Scottish Parliament: Welfare (13 August 2014)

Siobhan McMahon: ...as mud. The Scottish Government has also said that it will abolish work capability assessments. Again, we do not know what would take their place. The Scottish Government’s own expert group has made it clear that assessment for incapacity benefits is necessary, but the SNP will not formulate any alternative to the work capability assessment before the referendum. In contrast, the...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (22 July 2014)

Mark Harper: ....40 November 2010 81.71 83.76 Novrmber 2011 90.55 91.73 November 2012 103.02 104.17 November 2013 109.97 111.83 Notes: 1. Average amounts are rounded to the nearest penny. 2. Incapacity benefit was replaced by employment and support allowance (ESA) from October 2008. 3. Figures shown do not include ‘nil payment’ cases. 4. Data is as at November in each...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Morecambe (14 July 2014)

Michael Penning: The available information is shown in the following table. Further benefit expenditure data can be found at the following URL: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/benefit-expenditur e-tables Benefit expenditure in Morecambe and Lunesdale million (2014-15 prices) 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 Excluding Housing Benefit 229.7 232.8 242.1 Including Housing...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Motor Neurone Disease (14 July 2014)

Michael Penning: Claims to attendance allowance, disability living allowance, employment and support allowance, incapacity benefit and personal independence payment from people who are terminally ill, as defined in law, are fast tracked. Claimants are considered to be terminally ill if they have a progressive disease as a result of which they are not expected to live longer than six months. Motor neurone...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Universal Credit (9 July 2014)

Iain Duncan Smith: ...hugely. I am very happy to look at the points that she raises. In Wales, we inherited a peculiarly difficult problem. There were very high levels of unemployment and a very high number of people on incapacity benefit. I believe that our reforms are working. We have seen unemployment fall dramatically and employment levels rise in Wales. Is there more that we can do? Absolutely. My door is...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: New Enterprise Allowance (9 July 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Gloria De Piero: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of the recipients of the new enterprise allowance who previously claimed (a) access to work benefits, (b) disability living allowance and (c) incapacity benefit were (i) male and (ii) female.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Preston (2 July 2014)

Michael Penning: We have interpreted the question to be for the number of employment and support allowance (ESA) and incapacity benefits reassessments (IBR), work capability assessments (WCA) which are still to be decided in 2013, for Preston local authority and this information is shown in the following table: ESA WCA assessments still in progress in Preston local authority January 2013 to September 2013...

Opposition Day — [3rd Allotted Day]: DWP: Performance (30 June 2014) See 6 other results from this debate

Steve Webb: ...changes that we are making to bring down the backlog on employment and support allowance—it has been said that it has come down significantly in the past couple of months—it is worth remembering that every one of the people in that backlog is getting benefit. It is sometimes made out that they are waiting for money, but they are currently receiving the assessment rate of ESA...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Employment (26 June 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of the comparative employment outcomes of people in receipt of (a) employment and support allowance and (b) incapacity benefit; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations (26 June 2014)

Lord Freud: The table below shows outstanding Employment and Support Allowance new claims, existing Employment and Support Allowance recipients awaiting a review and Incapacity Benefit claimants awaiting reassessment, at the end of April 2014 for England, Scotland and Wales. The figures exclude cases referred to Atos Healthcare where the claimant has yet to return their ESA50 questionnaire. Region...

Personal Independence Payment — Question (24 June 2014)

Lord Freud: ...to maintaining support for disabled people. We spend roughly 50 billion a year, every year, and that is held in real terms. That is a fifth higher than the EU average. The overall spend on incapacity benefits has remained roughly flat in real terms over the life of this Government, and indeed the benefits about which we are talking—PIP, DLA—have actually been going up in...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (24 June 2014)

Katy Clark: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the saving was to the public purse from the reduction of (a) employment and support allowance and (b) incapacity benefit for individuals in receipt of a pension income of more than 85 per week in 2013-14.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (23 June 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Rosie Cooper: On 10 June, the Minister admitted to the Select Committee that 712,000 work capability assessments were outstanding. That number includes 234 recipients of incapacity benefit who are to be assessed for employment and support allowance, and 84,000 incapacity benefit recipients who have not yet been migrated. My constituents would like to know who is at fault, Atos or the Minister.

Written Answers — Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (23 June 2014)

Shailesh Vara: ...Tribunal—Social Security and Child Support (SSCS), administered by HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS), hears appeals against Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) decisions on a range of benefits. Table 1 shows the average length of time to complete appeals in respect of employment and support allowance (ESA) in (a) Coventry, (b) the west midlands and (c) England between...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (23 June 2014)

Cathy Jamieson: ...pursuant to the answer of 11 June 2014, Official Report, column 176W, on work capability assessment, if he will make it his policy to set a target timescale for employment and support allowance and incapacity benefit reassessment work capability assessments in order to monitor and reduce the waiting times for those assessments.

Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2014 — Motion to Take Note (18 June 2014)

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope: ...Committee. In paragraph 20 of its first report, it draws attention to the changes that the technical regulations bring and, in particular, expresses surprise that the regulations were, “accompanied by the original cost/benefit analysis”, of the impact assessment from 2012. That is a well founded question because things have changed so much over the past two years, so the...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Young People (18 June 2014)

Esther McVey: ...claimants aged 16 Great Britain, 2010-13 Total November 2010 1,220 November 2011 1,210 November 2012 1,120 November 2013 1,030 Notes: 1. Figures are rounded to 10. 2. Incapacity benefit was replaced by employment support allowance (ESA) from October 2008. Source: DWP Information Governance and Security Directorate 100% WPLS.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (18 June 2014)

Michael Penning: ...of the Scottish Parliament on 26 April. In this letter I: (a) responded by explaining the importance of claimants having contact with the Department; the need to move away from the old style incapacity benefit; and that employment and support allowance claimants, including those claimants with progressive illnesses, will be placed in the support group if they meet the criteria. (b)...

Work Capability Assessments (16 June 2014)

Anne Begg: ...wound up earlier than expected, I have the chance to say a few words on this subject. I do not think anyone is saying that a reconsideration process in deciding whether someone should receive a benefit is a bad thing. I do not think anyone would complain if it cut the number of appeals, caused less stress on the claimant, could be done very quickly—in less than a month—and...

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