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Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Pension Credit (12 Jan 2009)

Rosie Winterton: holding answer 18 December 2008 Lump sum payments made to compensate those who were slave labourers, forced labourers or suffered personal injuries or property loss during World War II are fully disregarded when calculating entitlement to pension credit. In addition payments made to parents whose child died during the Second World War are fully disregarded when calculating entitlement to...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Pension Credit: Leeds (12 Jan 2009)

Rosie Winterton: The answer is in the following table. Number of households recipients and individual beneficiaries of pension credit in Leeds, West parliamentary constituency As at May each year Household recipients Individual beneficiaries 2005 4,580 5,440 2006 4,640 5,550 2007 4,610 5,510 2008 4,600 5,520 Notes: 1. The number of households in receipt are rounded to the...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Pension Credit: Overpayments (12 Jan 2009)

Rosie Winterton: The information in relation to pension credit overpayment recoveries for each month in 2007-08 is in the following table: £ million 2007-08 April 2.3 May 2.2 June 2.4 July 2.4 August 2.5 September 2.5 October 3.2 November 2.9 December 2.4 January 2.5 February 2.5 March 2.2 Total 30.0 Note: Rounded to the nearest...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Post Office Card Account (12 Jan 2009)

Rosie Winterton: Opening a Post Office card account is already very straightforward and we have plans to make it even easier for customers by automating parts of the process. We provide information which helps customers choose the account which best meets their needs and circumstances, including making the card account easily available to those who need it. And more than 10,000 new Post Office card accounts...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Arrears (12 Jan 2009)

Rosie Winterton: The proposal to change the allowed length of backdating from 12 months to three months was part of a wider package of pensions measures to increase take-up and make benefit processes simpler. Older people will be able to claim pension credit, housing benefit and council tax benefit in one phone call without having to fill in, sign or return any claim forms. This will benefit thousands of...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Winter Fuel Payments (12 Jan 2009)

Rosie Winterton: In winter 2007-08 we made over 12 million winter fuel payments to over 8.5 million households. The vast majority of winter fuel payments are made automatically into bank accounts. Only a small proportion of people receive their winter fuel payment in the form of a cheque. In winter 2007-08, 295,769 cheques were issued in respect of winter fuel payments and over 96 per cent. of these were cashed.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Winter Fuel Payments: Multiple Occupation (12 Jan 2009)

Rosie Winterton: The requested information is not available.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Winter Fuel Payments: Multiple Occupation (12 Jan 2009)

Rosie Winterton: Each year, before winter fuel payments are made, the DWP carries out a complex data matching process involving around 18 million records. The aim is to determine or confirm personal circumstances and calculate the payment amount due. The data matching exercise identifies any issues, including those relating to household arrangements. Issues often arise when customers provide incomplete...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Pension Credit (13 Jan 2009)

Rosie Winterton: holding answer 11 December 2008 Pension credit disregards savings up to £6,000 (£10,000 for those in a care home). The vast majority of pensioners (around 80 per cent.) who are eligible for pension credit have savings of £6,000 or less and do not have tariff income applied. Pension credit rules assume a notional rate of income at a rate of £1 for every £500 (or part...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Pensions: Sheffield (13 Jan 2009)

Rosie Winterton: The information is not available in the format requested. Information available at April 2008 shows that in Sheffield around 62,000 pensioners were being paid their state pension by direct credit to their bank or building society accounts and around 18,500 were being paid into a Post Office card account. Many of the 62,000 pensioners paid into a bank account may still choose to collect their...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Winter Fuel Payments (13 Jan 2009)

Rosie Winterton: holding answer 12 January 2009 Entitlement to winter fuel payments is based upon people's circumstances in the qualifying week (set in legislation as 3rd Monday in September). Using the September qualifying week means that the payments can be made before Christmas in time for when winter fuel bills arrive. The additional costs incurred by paying winter fuel payments on a pro-rata basis to...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Post Office Card Account (14 Jan 2009)

Rosie Winterton: holding answer 12 January 2009 As my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State announced to the House in his statement of 13 November 2008, the procurement exercise for a successor to the Post Office card account has been halted and instead another contract will be awarded to Post Office Ltd. The tender process never reached a final conclusion. We have already published the notice that...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Post Office Card Account (14 Jan 2009)

Rosie Winterton: holding answer 12 January 2009 The Government are in the process of agreeing the detailed terms of a new contract with Post Office Ltd. The amounts to be paid to Post Office Ltd. will depend on a number of factors including customer behaviour. The financial details of the contract will remain commercially confidential.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Post Office Card Account: Contracts (15 Jan 2009)

Rosie Winterton: I refer the hon. Member to the written answer I gave to the hon. Member for Huntingdon (Mr. Djanogly) on 10 December 2008, Official Report, column 105W.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions (20 Jan 2009)

Rosie Winterton: holding answer 15 January 2009 This is not a practicable proposal. The need for such a transfer mechanism will be very limited under the reformed state pension scheme because the majority of both men and women in the UK—over 90 per cent. for those reaching state pension age in 2025—will have entitlement to a full basic state pension and are therefore less likely than under the...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Village Agent Scheme (20 Jan 2009)

Rosie Winterton: The Village Agents Scheme was part of our LinkAge Plus pilot project which tested a comprehensive approach for accessible joined-up services for older people; one which puts older people at the centre of policy making and service delivery. The current LinkAge Plus pilots ended their funded activity in October 2008 and each pilot is current finalising their individual pilot evaluations. All...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Winter Fuel Payments (20 Jan 2009)

Rosie Winterton: Although excess winter mortality is associated with low temperatures, conditions directly relating to cold, such as hypothermia, are not the main cause of excess winter mortality. Mortality in the winter months is consistently higher than at other times of the year. Although influenza and health complications arising from cold weather influence the number of excess winter deaths, lack of...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Pension Credit (22 Jan 2009)

Rosie Winterton: holding answer 12 January 2009 I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave the hon. Member for Christchurch (Mr. Chope), on 13 January 2009, Official Report, column 578W.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Pensioners: Payments (22 Jan 2009)

Rosie Winterton: holding answer 21 January 2009 The information requested is not available.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Pensioners: Payments (22 Jan 2009)

Rosie Winterton: It is the current policy within the Department for Work and Pensions that if mail that has been sent to our customer is returned, as it appears they are no longer at that address, then inquiries are conducted before any decision to suspend payment is considered by the decision maker. These inquiries will include; telephoning last known number, a referral to local service and making inquiries...


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