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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (13 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Department is continually working to improve the claimant journey for Personal Independence Payment (PIP). We have recently conducted a review of all claimant communications, as explained in the Department’s response to the independent reviews into PIP by Paul Gray. This response can be accessed at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-independ...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (13 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Department would return a PIP2 claim form to an applicant when it has either been sent in unsigned, signed in pencil or has not been signed by the applicant. The department does not collect information on the number of PIP forms that are returned because of these reasons.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Williams Syndrome (13 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: With the exception for claims made under special rules for the terminally ill, Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is assessed on the basis of the needs arising from a long-term health condition or a disability,not the health condition or the disability itself. Therefore, the length and the rate of a PIP award is set on an individual basis, based on the claimant’s needs and the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Older People (12 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: The aim of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is to focus additional help with the extra costs of disability on people who become severely disabled earlier in life and who, as a consequence, face limited opportunities to work, earn and save compared with other people. Once PIP has been awarded, and subject to the conditions of entitlement continuing to be met, it can continue in payment...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (11 Jul 2018)

Work and Pensions: Disability employment. 9:30 am; Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Rt Hon Esther McVey MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Department of Work and Pensions Sarah Newton MP, Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work, Department of Work and Pensions Angus Gray, Deputy Director, Work and Health Unit, Department of Work and Pensions James Wolfe, Director, Disability Employment, Department of Work and Pensions

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Bangor (11 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: There are no Disability Assessors employed at Bangor Assessment Centre. Capita use the centre to carry out Personal Independence Payment consultations. They have 8 Disability Assessors available to cover Bangor and consultations are conducted in the assessment centre and claimants’ homes.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Bangor (11 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: Capita utilise the one-room facility at Bangor Assessment Centre five days a week. There are eight bookable slots in clinic per day, and 40 per week.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Bangor (11 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: Between April and June 2018 the average waiting time between the arrival of a case at Capita and an appointment taking place at Bangor Assessment Centre was 42 working days.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Ellesmere Port and Neston (11 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: The information requested could only be provided at a disproportionate cost. DWP provides volumes of Mandatory Reconsiderations at a national level in the following statistical publications. “Personal Independence Payment: Official Statistics to April 2018” – Table 7a available on line at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/personal-independen...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (11 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: The information requested could only be provided at a disproportionate cost. DWP provides volumes of Mandatory Reconsiderations at a national level in the following statistical publications. “Personal Independence Payment: Official Statistics to April 2018” – Table 7b, available on line at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/personal-independen...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Bangor (11 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: An appointment to attend a face-to-face Personal Independence Payment consultation at Bangor Assessment Centre, can be made up to 4 weeks in advance.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses (11 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: In line with the principle of parity between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, there are regular discussions between officials in the Department for Work and Pensions and their counterparts in the Northern Ireland Department for Communities (DfC). The Government is committed to supporting the needs of terminally ill claimants and ensuring that benefit rules are applied sensitively. I...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses (11 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Government is committed to supporting the needs of terminally ill claimants and ensuring that benefit rules are applied sensitively. I recognise that this is an issue which claimants, stakeholders and others take a great deal of interest in and I am always keen to hear the views of others and review available evidence. We continue to keep the rules on entitlements to benefits under...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Scotland (11 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: We have not estimated costs of Personal Independence Payments at this level. As a result this information is not available for Scotland only and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Children and Young People (10 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 22 May 2018 to Question UIN 144819

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: Children (10 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: Other than for those who are terminally ill, Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is assessed on the basis of the needs arising from a long-term health condition or disability rather than a diagnosis. Primary legislation sets out that a claimant cannot be entitled to DLA for any period prior to the date of claim.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (10 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: As outlined in the Written Statement (HCWS793) on 25 June 2018, the Department has begun the administrative exercise to identify claims who may be affected by the Upper Tribunal judgment in RJ, which concerned how we consider whether an activity is carried out safely considers a claimant to be carrying out an activity safely and whether they need supervision to do soconsiders a claimant to be...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Disability (10 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: Disability Confident, which was formally launched in November 2016, helps employers to improve in their ability to recruit, retain and develop disabled people. Over 6,800 employers have joined the scheme to date. Disability Confident employers make specific commitments, offering a range of job opportunities, work experience, work trials, supported internships etc. In line with the Work and...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (10 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: As paragraph 2.7.2 of the WCA handbook makes clear informal observations of the claimant form an important part of the assessment. By evaluating the clinical history, the physical examination and informal observations in the light of the claimant's daily activities, the medical disability analyst is able to provide an accurate and consistent assessment of the functional restrictions. The...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (10 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: Guidance on how a Health Professional should conduct a face-to-face appointment for Personal Independence Payment (PIP), including what to record in the assessment, is in Part 1of the PIP Assessment Guide. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/ system/uploads/attachment_data/file/684001/pip-assessment-gu ide-part-1-assessment-process.pdf Paragraphs 1.6.31 to 1.6.34...


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