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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disability (16 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: The information is not readily available, and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disability (16 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: While the Department has had presenting officers in the past, 2017 was the first time that individuals were recruited specifically into that role. Therefore there are no other specific recruitment to the presenting officer role in the years prior to 2017 for ESA and PIP.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disability (16 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: Presenting officers use a wide range of guidance in their role that is not specifically aimed at them – for instance, guidance for decision makers which can be found in the Decision Makers Guide (DMG) and Advice for Decision Making Guide (ADM): https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/decision-makers-gu ide-staff-guide. This guidance is supplemented from time to time with updates to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals (16 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: Employment and Support Allowance, in common with all other benefits, is not paid during the Mandatory Reconsideration period as there are no legal grounds to make a payment of Employment and Support Allowance at this time. There are currently no plans to review this approach. Claimants may be able to claim Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support or Universal Credit while they are waiting...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobseeker's Allowance: Disability (16 Jan 2018)

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

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Severe Disability Premium (16 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost. Such information that is available for Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support and Pension Credit claimants in May 2017 who were in receipt of disability premiums are shown in the following table. Income Support, Pension Credit and Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants in receipt of...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (16 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: The average processing time for mandatory reconsideration (MR) decisions to be made is: 1 April 2014 – 31 March 2015 - 28.4 working days. 1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016 - 7.6 working days. 1 April 2016 – 31 March 2017 - 10.2 working days. 1 April 2017 – 31 December 2017 - 11.2 working days. The data relates to all DWP Working Age benefits apart from Child Maintenance...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (15 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: An error has been identified in the written answer given on 01 November 2017. The correct answer should have been: DWP case managers make decisions on all claims based on the PIP2 questionnaire completed by the claimant, any additional evidence they have submitted, the report from the assessment provider and any additional information the assessment provider has requested, for...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Motor Neurone Disease (15 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: Over the last year we have engaged with stakeholders including the Motor Neurone Disease Association to gather suggestions and better understand their concerns on the Employment and Support Assessment and Universal Credit severe conditions criteria and guidance during the design phase. We have also committed to continue working with the stakeholders, I am meeting with the Motor Neurone...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses (15 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: The information requested is not collated centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. The DS1500 is not a claim form and its use in providing evidential support for claims from people who are terminally ill claiming benefit is not obligatory.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Access to Work Programme: Hearing Impairment (15 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: In March 2015 the Government announced a new annual limit (known as the cap) on Access to Work (AtW) awards, and set it at 1.5 times the median gross annual earnings for full-time employees (as published annually by the Office for National Statistics). By definition, this is more than most full-time employees earn. In April 2018, the cap will rise to £43,100 per person per year, in line...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Fracking: Ryedale (15 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Health and Safety Executive has received the reports required by Regulation 19 of the Offshore Installations and Wells (Design and Construction, etc.) Regulations 1996 for both the drilling and workover operations carried out on the KM8 well. The operator has therefore complied with the requirements of Regulation 19.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Forms (15 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Personal Independence Payment Service Design does not currently incorporate email as a correspondence channel. The use of email is insecure and therefore DWP does not ask people to send personal details by email. DWP would only use email with a claimant when it is requested as a reasonable adjustment because of disability. This may be agreed when a claimant has a disability which...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Appeals (15 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: The payment of a tribunal’s award of Personal Independence Payment will only be suspended where the Secretary of State considers that a tribunal’s decision is wrong in law and that conclusion needs to be tested before the Upper Tribunal. Whilst it must be right not to implement the tribunal’s award during this period, if a claimant can show that this will cause them hardship...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Bethnal Green and Bow (15 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: The table below shows the proportion of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) decisions that went to appeal, by year of decision since the introduction of PIP in the Parliamentary Constituency of Bethnal Green and Bow. Proportion of PIP decisions that went to appeal, by financial year of decision, in the Parliamentary Constituency of Bethnal Green and Bow. Financial year of initial PIP...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (15 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: DWP Employment and Support Allowance issues an award notice detailing the amount of benefit an individual will receive when any change to the amount of benefit is made. In the case of a change in award this is done automatically. Where the claim has been terminated a letter is issued in place of the award notice with additional information ensuring we inform the individual of their options...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Tribunals (15 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: As per the answer to PQs 107049 and 109256, the information is not readily available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment Independent Review (15 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Government’s response to the second independent review of the Personal Independence Payment assessment was published on 18 December 2017 and can be accessed from here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-independ ence-payment-pip-assessment-second-independent-review-govern ment-response. The response outlines the Department’s intentions in relation to the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentres: Training (15 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: Each work coach receives comprehensive and tailored training based on their individual knowledge and requirements. This involves a number of packages that can come under the definition of mental health training, either in whole or in part. Pursuant to question 118908 these are: Training on the Work and Health Conversation is now complete and all work coaches requiring this training have...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (15 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: We are committed to assessing people with health conditions and disabilities fairly and accurately, helping people to access the right support. We recognise the importance of getting reform in this area right. We therefore intend to focus on testing new approaches to build our evidence base for future reform. In the Improving Lives: The Future of health, Work and Disability command paper we...


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