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Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: Public Finance (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: We are currently consulting how the personal independence payment will be assessed and administered and so cannot provide details for costs in 2011-12, 2013-14 or 2014-15 at this stage. However, in 2009-10 the cost of administering disability living allowance was £193 million. The Government will set out further detail at the earliest appropriate point.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: Public Finance (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: Benefit expenditure on disability living allowance is forecast to be £12.1 billion in 2010-11. Combined benefit expenditure for disability living allowance and personal independence payment is projected to be £12.7 billion in 2013-14 and £12.2 billion in 2014-15. All expenditure is in real terms and is available from the DWP benefit expenditure tables at:...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: Sunderland (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: The numbers of people in receipt of disability living allowance aged between 25 and 35 in Sunderland Central constituency is provided in the following table. DLA Claimants aged 25-35(inclusive) in Sunderland Central parliamentary constituency-May 2010 Aged 25-35 (inclusive) Sunderland Central parliamentary constituency 450 Source: DWP Information Directorate: Work and Pensions...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: The proposal to time-limit contributory employment and support allowance to one year for those in the Work Related Activity Group is estimated to have no significant impact on child poverty as measured by the equivalised poverty threshold of 60% of the median household income. Notes: 1. There is unavoidable uncertainty whenever estimating the effect of policy changes on poverty. Uncertainty...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: The information requested is provided in the following table: Employment and support allowance claimants by payment type as a percentage of all employment and support allowance claimants, as of May 2010 All employment and support allowance claimants Contribution based Both income and contributions based Income based No payments - credits only Total 527,120 189,280...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: A claimant who does not qualify for income-related employment and support allowance after they have received 12 months of contributory employment and support allowance in the Work Related Activity Group may be able to claim a number of benefits depending on their circumstances. Depending on their rental circumstances, they may be eligible for housing benefit and council tax benefit. If they...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Incapacity Benefit (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: From April 2011 more personalised support will be available through Jobcentre Plus as we introduce a new flexible offer. This support will be available to all customers in receipt of working age benefits and customers on incapacity benefit will be able to access it on a voluntary basis. This support will complement the Work programme, which will be introduced by summer 2011. Where...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Incapacity Benefit: Medical Examinations (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: We are committed to ensuring that disabled people have the same employment opportunities and chances as everyone else to find and stay in work, regardless of their disability. As part of this commitment, the Department for Work and Pensions is responsible for a range of employment provision specifically aimed at disabled people. Work Choice - launched on 25 October, provides tailored support...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Independent Living Fund (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: The Independent Living Fund is a non-departmental public body managed by a board of trustees. The fund operates within the terms of a trust deed and conditions of grant agreement. The Department has agreed key performance targets with the Independent Living Fund and performance against these targets is monitored regularly. The Department has six monthly accountability meetings with the...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Independent Living Fund (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: I have met with a number of disability organisations and other bodies to discuss the future of the Independent Living Fund: the Chair of Equality 2025 on 8 June 2010; the all party parliamentary group on disability on 21 June 2010; and the Disability Charities Consortium and the Disabled People's Organisations Group on 28 July 2010. I have met with other disability organisations...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Independent Living Fund (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: The Independent Living Fund does not allocate funding to local authorities. The Independent Living Fund is a discretionary trust which makes direct cash payments to severely disabled people to purchase personal care or help with domestic duties from a care agency or privately employed personal assistant. The available information on the number of Independent Living Fund users and the amount...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: Support through the proposed personal independence payment will be focused on those with the most need. The detailed criteria that will be used in the new assessment to determine eligibility for the rates of the benefit are currently being developed and a consultation process is also under way. At this stage, it is therefore not possible to provide an assessment of the impact of the personal...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Poverty: Children (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: The Government are committed to their goal of ending child poverty by 2020. We are committed to finding the right long-term solutions through prioritising opportunity, fairness and social mobility across our society. Under the duties of Part Two of the Child Poverty Act, Kent county council is required to co-operate with its named partners to tackle child poverty in its local area. The county...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Poverty: Children (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: Estimates of the number and proportion of children living in poverty in Scotland are published in 'Poverty and Income Inequality in Scotland: 2008-09'. This uses household income adjusted (or 'equivalised') for household size and composition, to provide a proxy for standard of living. As they are based on survey data, child poverty estimates published in Poverty and Income Inequality in...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: The information is not available. Although some information is available on NOMIS regarding destinations from jobseeker's allowance, the percentage of people leaving with an unknown destination recorded has increased over the last 10 years, and is now over 50%. As the collection of these data is voluntary, they do not have sufficient coverage to be reliable.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disqualification (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: Our aim is to increase the number of drug and alcohol dependent benefit claimants who successfully engage with treatment and rehabilitation services and ultimately find employment, which is a key contributor to a sustained recovery. Our welfare reforms will support this strategy by making sure that work always pays. As announced in the Drug Strategy, "Reducing Demand, Restricting Supply,...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance (20 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: We estimate that approximately 40,000 people who claim the mobility component of disability living allowance at the higher rate and live in residential care will be affected by the measure to cease paying the mobility component in Great Britain from October 2012.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: Medical Examinations (20 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: It is proposed that disability living allowance will be replaced by personal independence payment from April 2013, with an objective assessment that takes account of the social model of disability as an integral part of that benefit. The cost of implementing the personal independence payment is dependent on the design of the new objective assessment and how it is delivered. The current...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: Medical Examinations (20 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: The Government launched a public consultation on the reform of disability living allowance with a new benefit, personal independence payment, on 6 December. The consultation sets out our proposed approach to the objective assessment for the new benefit and invites comment on these proposals. A copy of the consultation document "Disability Living Allowance reform" (Cm 7984), has been placed...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Remploy (20 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: The number of people employed by Remploy in Glasgow, Scotland and the UK for the year 2005-06 to 2009-10 are provided in the following table. The figures for Remploy enterprise businesses in Glasgow include the factories in Clydebank and Springfield. Total Remploy staff employed in Glasgow, Scotland and the UK Enterprise businesses( 1) Other employees Total Glasgow 2005-06...


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