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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Access to Work Programme (8 Oct 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: Work Coaches are supported by Disability Employment Advisers (DEA’s) who provide coaching and mentoring to Work Coaches on disability issues. Technical learning for DEA’s includes a workshop on Provision and Support for claimants with a disability, this learning covers the Access to Work Scheme. The topic of the Access to Work scheme is covered in a number of learning products for...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations (8 Oct 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: In responses to the 2016 Improving Lives: Work, Health and Disability Green Paper consultation and through several other forums, stakeholders have raised concerns about the feeling of duplication across the current assessment processes. We have therefore been exploring options to reduce this, and make improvements to the customer experience. By testing the feasibility of a single assessment...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Appeals (8 Oct 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Access to Work Programme (8 Oct 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: The information requested about number of applications and length of time between application and receiving support is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost. However, in regard to number of successful applications, the published Access to Work statistics include how many applications resulted in provision being approved broken down by financial year and...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Members: Correspondence (8 Oct 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: The Minister for Work and Pensions (Lords) responded to the hon. member on Tuesday 8 October 2019.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Epilepsy (8 Oct 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: The latest available data on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claims in payment which can be split by the Daily Living and Mobility component a claimant is receiving and by their main disabling condition can be found at https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/. Guidance on how to use Stat-Xplore can be found here: https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html .

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Autism (8 Oct 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: The Office for National Statistics is currently testing the addition of a measure of autism to the Labour Force Survey. Should the testing be successful, it is anticipated that it will be added to the survey in early 2020. This will give us a better understanding of the employment status for many autistic people of working age.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (8 Oct 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: The latest available data on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claims in payment which can be split by the Daily Living and Mobility components a claimant is receiving can be found at https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/. Guidance on how to use Stat-Xplore can be found here: https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html .

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance and Jobseeker's Allowance (8 Oct 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (8 Oct 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: Universal Credit replaces six benefits with one, to simplify the system and make work pay. As a result, people claiming Universal Credit move into work faster, stay in work longer and spend more time looking to increase their earnings. Universal Credit also provides more help with childcare costs, a dedicated Work Coach and scraps the 16, 24 and 30 hour ‘cliff edges’. Under the legacy...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Working Age Benefits (7 Oct 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: An Impact Assessment of the benefit freeze was published in 2015, this is available in the link below. https://www.parliament.uk/documents/impact-assessments/IA15- 006C.pdf This benefit freeze excluded Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance, the Support Group component of Employment and Support Allowance (for those not expected to look for work),...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Disability (7 Oct 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: In respect of apprenticeships, we have undertaken a number of actions to improve access to apprenticeships for people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. We have made British Sign Language (BSL) an alternative to English Functional Skills for those who have BSL as their first language and we have adjusted the minimum English and maths requirements for those who are able to meet...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (7 Oct 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost. From 31st May 2019, new claimants to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) whose award would otherwise have had a review after they had reached State Pension age, have been receiving an ongoing award and will be subject to a light touch review at 10 years. From 9th July this year, we also...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (7 Oct 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: The Department takes seriously the need to support vulnerable claimants. The initial verification can include a home visit to support a claimant with making their claim and completing any other administrative tasks required to ensure that they receive the correct payment. We want the application process for Universal Credit to be as quick and easy as possible to ensure that claimants...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Chronic Illnesses and Disability (7 Oct 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: We announced in March 2019 that we have launched the Health Transformation Programme to deliver a new integrated assessment service across all health and disability benefits. This will make the assessment process simpler, quicker, more user-friendly and more joined-up whichever benefit people are claiming. This integrated service will still be taking applications to individual benefits on a...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Appeals (7 Oct 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Eligibility (7 Oct 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: It is a long standing principle that there should not be double provision for the same contingency out of public funds. Legislation provides that where any costs of qualifying services are borne out of public funds the disability benefits (Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment) are withdrawn after 28 days. Certain additions are payable on top of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Terminally Ill People (7 Oct 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: I understand how important it is to support those nearing the end of their life, and I am taking the evaluation forward as a priority. We have made progress on all areas of the work announced by the previous Secretary of State on 11 July. As a next step, we will be holding a workshop event on 29 October to gather key stakeholder views.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Terminally Ill People (7 Oct 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: I pay tribute to the hon. Lady, who has been a tireless campaigner in this area, building on her personal and professional experience. I have met with her on several occasions, including as part of this work. We want to get things right. We understand the importance of the issue, and we are doing internal research with clinicians and external research with claimants and stakeholders. We are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Terminally Ill People (7 Oct 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: I pay tribute to the hon. Gentleman for his work as chairman of the APPG. We do take things seriously, which is why we are doing this thorough evaluation. We are already working with organisations such as Marie Curie, the MND Association, the Royal College of Nursing, the British Medical Association, Hospice UK, the Association for Palliative Medicine, Macmillan, the Queen’s Nursing...


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