Results 21–40 of 2009 for sarah newton

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (13 Nov 2017)

Sarah Newton: The latest available data on the average clearance time (end to end decision) taken to process a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claim from registration to DWP decision can be found in table 5A for normal rule claims and table 5B for Special Rules for the Terminally ill claims in the file “Data Tables: Personal Independence Payment: Official Statistics to July 2017” at...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Wales (13 Nov 2017)

Sarah Newton: Assessors do not fill out Personal Independent Payment applications therefore we are interpreting this to mean incorrectly filled out Personal Independent Payment assessment reports. The Department has set standards for the quality of assessments that both Personal Independence Payment providers must meet, which the Department monitors. The standards require assessment providers to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Motor Neurone Disease (13 Nov 2017)

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

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: North West Durham (13 Nov 2017)

Sarah Newton: 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 example information from the claimant’s GP. Up to 31 July 2017, 2,020 claimants in North West Durham constituency...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Terminal Illnesses (13 Nov 2017)

Sarah Newton: The information requested is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. The Department records a claimant’s main disability but does not record whether this disability is or is not life-shortening. The latest available data on the number of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claims cleared by type (e.g. awarded, disallowed or withdrawn), split by...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Complaints (13 Nov 2017)

Sarah Newton: PIP complaints are handled as part of the overall Departmental Two Tier complaints process and are not specifically differentiated. The complaints process is kept under constant review to ensure a consistent service to our customers.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: North West Durham (13 Nov 2017)

Sarah Newton: The information requested is not collated centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: North West Durham (13 Nov 2017)

Sarah Newton: The table below shows the proportion of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) decisions where the award was changed at mandatory reconsideration, where the award was changed at appeal and the proportion that went to appeal, by year of decision since the introduction of PIP in the Parliamentary Constituency of North West Durham. Proportion of PIP decisions where the award was changed at...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (13 Nov 2017)

Sarah Newton: The Department estimates that approximately 10,000 claimants will benefit from this change in 2022/23. However, the Department cannot reliably apply this methodology retrospectively to past disallowances.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Appeals (13 Nov 2017)

Sarah Newton: The Department regularly reviews and updates the Personal Independence Payment Assessment Guide to ensure the guidance reflects case law resulting from relevant Upper Tribunal rulings alongside other legislative and policy changes. The Department has no plans to undertake an additional review.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Contracted-out Health Assessments (13 Nov 2017)

Marsha de Cordova: Let me start by welcoming the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, the hon. Member for Truro and Falmouth (Sarah Newton), to her place. There has been a 900% increase in the number of complaints about personal independence payment assessments. Statistics from HM Courts & Tribunals Service show that both the number of appeals lodged and the proportion of DWP decisions...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Claimant Poverty (13 Nov 2017)

Sarah Newton: There are no cash losers among those in receipt of employment and support allowance and the universal credit equivalent prior to April 2017, including those who temporarily leave ESA to try out work and then return. Since April, new claimants who are capable of preparing for work receive a rate of benefits on a par with jobseeker’s allowance.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (13 Nov 2017)

Sarah Newton: The UK continues to be a global leader in disability rights, and we are committed to further improving and progressively implementing the convention. We are considering the committee’s recommendations and will provide an update on the progress that we are making in the next year, as requested by the UN.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Parkinson’s Disease: Personal Independence Payment (13 Nov 2017)

Sarah Newton: Up to October 2016, 7% had been disallowed personal independence payment, but 45% of claimants with Parkinson’s disease actually receive a higher award under PIP than they did previously.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (13 Nov 2017)

Sarah Newton: I thank my hon. Friend for that very important question. The length of an award is based on an individual’s circumstances: it can vary from an award of nine months to an ongoing award involving a light-touch review at the 10-year point. It is very unlikely that somebody he describes would have another face-to face assessment with a healthcare professional.

Written Answers — Home Office: Stalking (7 Nov 2017)

Sarah Newton: Stalking is a serious crime and this Government is committed to supporting victims and tackling and stopping perpetrators at the earliest opportunity. We are also committed to ensuring the police have the tools they need, which is why we consulted on the introduction of a new civil stalking protection order. Primary legislation is required to introduce the order and will be taken forward as...

Written Answers — Home Office: Metals: Theft (7 Nov 2017)

Sarah Newton: The most recent data available for metal theft offences recorded by police forces in England and Wales were published by the Office for National Statistics in November 2016. These showed a decrease in metal theft of 38% in 2015/16 compared with 2014/15 and a 74% decrease compared with 2012/13, which is when the Home Office first started collecting data on metal theft offences. These data do...

Written Answers — Home Office: Human Trafficking: Children (7 Nov 2017)

Sarah Newton: The recently announced package of reforms for the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) incorporated a number of measures that will improve the NRM process for children. These measures were informed by an evaluation of an 18 month pilot testing changes to the NRM process, including multi-agency decision-making, for both adult and child cases. The creation of a single, expert unit within the Home...


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