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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Mental Illness (23 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: We are committed to ensuring that the WCA assesses people fairly and accurately, which is why we keep our processes under review. Since ESA was introduced, we have made a number of changes to strengthen the assessment process for people with mental health conditions. We took forward a number of recommendations from Professor Harrington and Dr Litchfield who independently reviewed the WCA,...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (23 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: I refer the Rt. Hon. Member to the answer I gave on 25 July 2017 to Question UIN 5325. 16% of claimants with motor neurone disease currently receive Personal Independence Payment at a rate lower than the maximum available meaning that their award may increase on review.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (20 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: The assessment criteria for Employment and Support Allowance and Personal Independence Payment are intended to treat all health conditions and disabilities fairly and measure the functional impact of a person’s health condition or impairment on their ability to work or manage daily living and mobility activities rather than focusing on the health condition or disability itself.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment: Exemptions (19 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: Rather than setting out a list of specific medical conditions, the criteria for stopping routine assessments in Employment Support Allowance and Universal Credit is based on a set of functional descriptors to determine how an illness or disability affects an individual’s ability to work.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (18 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: There are no current plans to review the Personal Independence Payment assessment criteria.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Appeals (18 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: No assessment or costings exercise has been made in relation to introducing an assessment rate for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) during the appeal process. As for other decisions in law, a PIP decision persists until such time as an appeal against the decision is concluded. As PIP can be paid at one of eight different rates this means that those appealing against a successful award...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (18 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: The Department has set standards for the quality of assessments which both Personal Independence Payment providers must meet, which the Department monitors. The standards require assessment providers to provide the Department’s Decision Makers with an assessment that is clear and medically reasonable. We are continually working with the assessment providers to further improve the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Appeals (18 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: The information is not readily available and can only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (18 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: We have consulted and engaged widely, and continue to do so, with disabled people, carers and representative organisations to ensure the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment process works smoothly and efficiently for all claimants, regardless of their condition or disability. The PIP assessment allows us to accurately and consistently assess individuals’ needs, ensuring that...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (18 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: We currently send an information booklet to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claimants, which tells them about the types of supporting evidence it is helpful to provide with a claim, when we send the ‘How your disability affects you’ questionnaire for completion. However, we constantly look to review and improve the experience of people claiming PIP. We are currently...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (18 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: The Personal Independence Payment Assessment Guide the Department’s guidance for Health Professionals is regularly updated. The next update is scheduled for this Autumn.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Complaints (18 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: The number of complaints upheld in relation to the PIP assessment process in the last is as follows: Operational Year 15/16 (April 15 to March 2016) a) In the UK, 133 complaints were closed in relation to the PIP assessment process, of which 67 were upheld b) In Wales, 4 complaints were closed in relation to the PIP assessment process, of which 2 were upheld c) The DWP complaints...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Complaints (18 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: The total number of complaints received in relation to the PIP assessment process in each of the last two operational years is as follows: Operational Year 15/16 (April 15 to March 2016) a) In the UK a total of 142 complaints were logged against the PIP assessment process b) In Wales a total of 4 complaints were logged against PIP assessment process c) The DWP complaints system does not...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (18 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: 473,000 claimants under Normal Rules returned their PIP2 questionnaire within 28 days and 350,000 claimants returned their questionnaire outside 28 days. A further 129,000 claimants were not recorded as having returned a PIP2 questionnaire. The status of claims as 'Normal Rules' is shown as at the point of the registration. It is possible for claims to transition between Normal/Special Rules...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (18 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: Decisions on whether an assessment can be undertaken based on the paper evidence alone, or via a face to face consultation, are made by a Healthcare Professional on a case by case basis and are not dependent on a claimant’s condition, except for those people who are applying under the terminally ill provisions. Most people will be required to attend a face to face consultation except...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (18 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: We constantly look to review and improve the experience of claiming Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and committed to two, statutory independent reviews as part of the Welfare Reform Act 2012. The latest of these reviews, led by Paul Gray, was published on 30 March 2017: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-independ ence-payment-pip-assessment-second-independent-review As...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (18 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: The PIP2 questionnaire was designed to allow claimants to tell us, in their own words, how their health condition or disability impacts them on a day-to-day basis. The questionnaire has a mixture of tick boxes and free text boxes allowing claimants to add as much or as little detail as they wish. Recent research[1] carried out by Ipsos MORI found that 85 per cent of claimants were able to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Access to Work Programme (18 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: Although our approach has primarily been to work with Remploy and other partners and charities, using their effective networks and channels to reach potential recipients, we have also incurred some expenditure in marketing the scheme and the figures are set out below. We have also worked extensively to promote the Access to Work Scheme via Disability confident with stakeholders and partners...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Disability (18 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: The Government is committed to improving employment outcomes for disabled people. The manifesto commitment underpins this with a clear and time-bound goal to see 1 million more disabled people into work over the next 10 years. Since quarter 1 2016, the number of working aged disabled people in employment has increased by over 170,000 to 3.5 million in quarter 1 2017. The disability...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Access to Work Programme (18 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost. We have recently published the following statistics on the number of people who have had Access to Work provision approved: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/access-to-work-stat istics. These statistics have been developed using guidelines set out by the UK Statistics Authority...


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