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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Email (10 Dec 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: Claimants who have a valid reasonable adjustment in place are permitted to receive correspondence from the Department by email should they request it. Claimants who do not have a reasonable adjustment in place are not permitted to receive correspondence from the Department by email as email is not classed as secure and there is an increased risk of data loss which could have a negative impact...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Child Support: Scotland (10 Dec 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: As of June 2018 (most recent published regional data, rounded to nearest thousand), there were the following amounts of unpaid maintenance from Child Support Agency cases: (a) Motherwell and Wishaw parliamentary constituency - £4,034,000 of child support arrears (b) North Lanarkshire Local Authority - £17,366,000 of child support arrears (c) Scotland - £ 225,269,000 of child support...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services (10 Dec 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: The department has several contracts with external companies to answer calls from social security claimants across a range of DWP helplines. Details as follows: Supplier Contract Brief Description Serco PIP For customers wishing to make a claim for PIP UC For customers requiring an appointment for their UC claim Warm Home Discount For Pension Credit customers...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (10 Dec 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: I refer the hon Member to the reply to Question 181577 on 29 October.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Housing (6 Dec 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: An error has been identified in the written answer given on 27 November 2018. The correct answer should have been: The table gives the estimated number of households receiving the Housing Element of Universal Credit in Great Britain, May 2018. The notes should be read in conjunction with the information provided in the table. Estimated number of households in payment and...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Carer's Allowance: Overpayments (6 Dec 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: Holding answer received on 27 November 2018 The requested information is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Carer's Allowance: Overpayments (6 Dec 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: Holding answer received on 27 November 2018 Data shows that we are currently pursuing 69,609 Carer’s Allowance overpayments. However, not all these debts are currently in recovery as we can only recover one benefit debt at a time. The information requested relating to the number of weeks of overpayment is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Housing (6 Dec 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: The table gives the estimated number of households receiving the Housing Element of Universal Credit in Great Britain, May 2018. The notes should be read in conjunction with the information provided in the table. Estimated number of households in payment and receiving the Housing Element of Universal Credit in Great Britain, May 2018 Total 471,800425,400 Claiming State Pension 200...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Carer's Allowance: Overpayments (6 Dec 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has two different financial penalties that can be imposed. The first is the Civil Penalty. Where our enquiries show that a claimant has failed to provide accurate information as part of their benefit claim or in connection with an award of benefit, they have not taken reasonable steps to correct the error and their action has resulted in an...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (6 Dec 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: The Child Maintenance Service has a wide range of strong enforcement powers, including applying to the court to remove a non-paying parent’s driving licence, order the sale of property, commit them to prison, or disqualify them from holding or obtaining a passport. There is a longstanding legal position that a permanent arrangement cannot be ordered by a court as part of any settlement...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (6 Dec 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: Deduction from Earning Orders/Requests allow the Child Maintenance Service to collect child maintenance directly from a Paying Parents employer. The money is paid directly from the parents wages to the Child Maintenance Service who then pass the money on to the Receiving Parent. The department does not record information on the time taken to issue payments to the receiving parents as a result...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (6 Dec 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: The Department does not have specific sub-categories of complaints relating to deduction of earnings orders (DEOs). The total number of complaints are published in table 17 of the Child Maintenance Service Statistics available on line at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-maintenance-s ervice-august-2013-to-june-2018-experimental.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (6 Dec 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: Deduction from Earning Orders/Requests allow the Child Maintenance Service to collect child maintenance directly from a Paying Parents employer. The money is paid directly from the parents wages to the Child Maintenance Service who then pass the money on to the Receiving Parent. The department does not record information on the time taken to issue payments to the receiving parents as a result...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Telephone Services (4 Dec 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: The table below provides the average waiting times for the benefit telephone lines for comparison with PQ141701. The information is for the most recent 18 month period in which data is available for, May 2017 to October 2018. We are aware of a potential issue, which is being investigated, whereby a call could be terminated by a customer but potentially remain in the system and continue to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Bereavement Benefits (4 Dec 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: From 6 April 2017 we replaced the previous suite of bereavement benefits, which included bereavement allowance, with a single benefit known as Bereavement Support Payment. The Department has worked with funeral directors, Registrars and voluntary groups to ensure that bereaved people are fully informed of the action to take following a death. Further information about the benefits to which...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (4 Dec 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: The Department has not made an estimate of the number of self-employed parents who avoid child maintenance by diverting their income through their partner or spouse. Income information for paying parents is obtained directly from HMRC. This figure will include earnings from self-employment. Where there is reason to suspect a declared income or that a parent is using self–employment as a...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Poverty (3 Dec 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: The Government will consider the Special Rapporteur’s findings carefully. Under this Government, income inequality has fallen and remains lower than in 2010; the number of children in workless households is at a record low; and there are 1 million fewer people in absolute poverty (before housing costs) compared with 2010, including 300,000 children. Work continues to offer people the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (3 Dec 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: The Department does not hold the information requested. As of August 2018, 84% of paid Universal Credit full service new claims were paid in full on time. When new claims are not paid on time, it is estimated that two-thirds have an outstanding verification issue, such as providing bank statements, evidence of childcare costs, or proof of rent. Other times it’s because a claimant has not...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Housing (3 Dec 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: Universal Credit is calculated and paid on monthly cycles to reflect the fact that the vast majority of people receive their wages monthly. Many social landlords still expect their tenants to pay rent on a weekly basis, a practice based upon a time when both wages and benefits were paid weekly. The effect of this is that, roughly every six years, there will be 53 payment days in a...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Parental Leave (29 Nov 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: The Department for Work and Pensions is committed to being a good modern employer and to offering family friendly employment policies that support business needs. This includes encouraging Shared Parental Leave by providing contractual Shared Parental Pay, which exceeds statutory arrangements and reflects best employment practice. Using Shared Parental Leave and Shared Parental Pay,...


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