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Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance and Means-tested Benefits (10 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: The estimated number of claimants aged between 18 and 65 receiving disability living allowance and a means-tested benefit at the end of May 2010 was 911,230. Notes : 1. Caseload figures are rounded to the nearest 10. 2. Means-tested benefits are income support, pension credit, jobseeker's allowance (income based) and employment support allowance (income based). As this estimate includes all...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: Care Homes (10 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: As at 6 December 2010, a search of the available data in the Department's ministerial correspondence system has identified five pieces of correspondence addressed to Ministers from organisations representing disabled people on the subject of removing from care home residents eligibility for the mobility element of disability living allowance; the search has not identified any correspondence...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: Care Homes (10 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: By long-standing convention, observed by successive administrations and embodied in the Ministerial Code, the fact that the Law Officers have advised (or have not advised) on a particular issue, and the content of any advice, is not disclosed outside Government.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: Care Homes (10 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: The Government set out the departmental resource allocations in the Spending Review announcement on 20 October 2010. Local authority contracts with care homes will cover services to meet a resident's assessed needs. This will cover activities of daily living which may include providing access to doctors, dentists and local services such as libraries and banks. In addition, care homes are...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: Care Homes (10 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: I refer the hon. Member to the written answer I gave on 7 December 2010, Official Report, column 161W, to the right hon. Member for Paisley and Renfrewshire South (Mr Alexander).

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: Mental Health (10 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: Care homes are required, where practicable, to promote the independence, participation and community involvement of their residents. Local authority contracts with care homes will cover services to meet a resident's assessed needs. This will cover activities of daily living which may include providing access to doctors, dentists and local services such as libraries and banks. Consideration...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Independent Living Fund (10 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: The decision to limit new applications to those in employment for more than 16 hours per week was taken under the previous Government. I understand that no formal consultation occurred before this decision was made.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Independent Living Fund (10 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: Local authorities will be able to make formal representations concerning the future of the independent living fund when we publish the consultation document. This will be published after the commission on the long-term funding of adult social care has reported.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Motability: Scotland (10 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: Motability is an independent charitable organisation and is wholly responsible for the administration of the Motability scheme. Motability has advised that there are around 60,000 users of the Motability scheme in Scotland.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Motability: Scotland (10 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: We estimate that approximately 6,000 people who claim the mobility component of disability living allowance and live in residential care in Scotland will be affected by the measure to cease paying the mobility component from October 2012.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Poverty: Children (10 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: Estimates of the number and proportion of children living in poverty are published in the Households Below Average Income (HBAI) series. HBAI 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 HBAI only allow breakdowns to Government office...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Drugs (10 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: As outlined in the Government's recently published 2010 Drug Strategy, substance dependency is one of the most damaging root causes of poverty, and helping people who are trapped on benefits through drug and alcohol addiction to recover and find employment is a top priority for this Government. Such information as is available is presented in the following tables. Information on the numbers...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Disability Living Allowance Regulations 1991 (10 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: Payment of disability living allowance and carers allowance continues to be made to children under 16 years in a hospital or a similar institution for the longer period of 84 days to avoid terminating payment of benefit for relatively short periods in hospital. Whereas those aged 16 and over retain payment of disability living allowance for 28 days, under 16s have a longer period of 84 days...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (10 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: The Office for Disability Issues (ODI) is designated as the UK Government focal point for work on the UN convention on the rights of disabled people under article 33 of the convention. The ODI is working with Departments across Westminster, and with the devolved Administrations to implement and report on the convention. This work includes raising awareness of the convention's obligations so...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (10 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: The Department for Work and Pensions is committed to the UN convention on the rights of disabled people, and to protecting the rights of disabled people and promoting choice and control in their daily lives. In respect of article 8, the Department has made a strong public commitment to the social model of disability, and the Office for Disability Issues has been working closely with the...

Written Answers — Treasury: Disability Living Allowance (10 Jan 2011)

Maria Miller: I have been asked to reply. We are currently running a public consultation on the proposed changes to disability living allowance. The consultation seeks views on our proposals to inform the development of firm proposals. We are considering equality impacts as the policy develops and will produce an Equality Impact Assessment at the same time as the legislation passes through Parliament.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Access to Work Programme (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: Access to Work is a programme that supports disabled people with the extra costs they may face over and above what would be judged to be reasonable for the employer to cover themselves to fulfil their legal obligations under equality legislation. The level of contributions made by employers was adjusted from April 2010 so that larger employers contribute more than small employers, with micro...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Access to Work Programme (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: The Access to Work programme provides funding for a wide range of practical support to help disabled people get and keep employment, including specialist or adapted equipment that is beyond what it is reasonable to expect an employer to provide. Access to Work continues to be an important part of the range of employment support that the Government have in place to assist disabled people.

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

Maria Miller: The coalition document reaffirmed our commitment to the goal of ending child poverty by 2020 and the importance the Government place on tackling child poverty and improving life chances cannot be overstated. We have today published a consultation on our approach to child poverty. The consultation fulfils the requirement in the Child Poverty Act 2010 to consult with specified groups, including...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Child Support Agency (21 Dec 2010)

Maria Miller: The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission is responsible for the child maintenance system. I have asked the Child Maintenance Commissioner to write to the hon. Member with the information requested and I have seen the response. Letter from Stephen Geraghty: In reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about the Child Support Agency, the Secretary of State promised a substantive...


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