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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (15 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: DWP Employment and Support Allowance issues an award notice detailing the amount of benefit an individual will receive when any change to the amount of benefit is made. In the case of a change in award this is done automatically. Where the claim has been terminated a letter is issued in place of the award notice with additional information ensuring we inform the individual of their options...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Tribunals (15 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: As per the answer to PQs 107049 and 109256, the information is not readily available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment Independent Review (15 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Government’s response to the second independent review of the Personal Independence Payment assessment was published on 18 December 2017 and can be accessed from here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-independ ence-payment-pip-assessment-second-independent-review-govern ment-response. The response outlines the Department’s intentions in relation to the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentres: Training (15 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: Each work coach receives comprehensive and tailored training based on their individual knowledge and requirements. This involves a number of packages that can come under the definition of mental health training, either in whole or in part. Pursuant to question 118908 these are: Training on the Work and Health Conversation is now complete and all work coaches requiring this training have...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (15 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: We are committed to assessing people with health conditions and disabilities fairly and accurately, helping people to access the right support. We recognise the importance of getting reform in this area right. We therefore intend to focus on testing new approaches to build our evidence base for future reform. In the Improving Lives: The Future of health, Work and Disability command paper we...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Access to Work Programme (12 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: We are in the process of commissioning a piece of feasibility work to investigate robust methods for estimating the quantitative impact of Access to Work on employment entry and retention

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations (11 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: There are a number of factors that impact on the length of time taken to complete the report following the assessment, for example, whether the assessment was conducted in a person’s home or at an assessment centre. As the Second Independent Review of PIP acknowledged, the logistics in organising and conducting home visits will introduce some time delay in writing up reports immediately...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations (11 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: We are developing a process to gather information from Healthcare Professionals who deliver PIP assessments to gauge their opinion on the timescales needed to prepare effectively for assessments. This is due early 2018. The evaluation of the pilot, will help inform decisions about the specification for future contracts regarding pre-assessment preparation.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Statutory Sick Pay (11 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: We want to see a reformed Statutory Sick Pay system which supports more flexible working – for example, to help support phased returns to work including spacing out working days during a return to work, managing a health condition, or recovering from illness. We are taking forward further policy development and will bring forward a consultation on these changes, before introducing this...

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

Sarah Newton: The information available for the number of Employment and Support Allowance claimants by Local Authority and age is published and can be found at: https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk Guidance for users is available at: https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting -Started.html The information available for the number of Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants by Local Authority...

Disability Confident Scheme — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (10 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Rosindell. I add my warm congratulations on securing the debate to all those expressed by other hon. Members towards my hon. Friend the Member for Ochil and South Perthshire (Luke Graham). This is one of those rare occasions in Parliament when we have much agreement. My hon. Friend did a splendid job of outlining the Government’s...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations (10 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: It is the Centre for Health and Disability Assessment’s (CHDA) aim to provide all claimants with a good quality service. CHDA invite claimants to bring a companion to their assessment and will encourage the relative, carer or friend accompanying a claimant to be present during the assessment, if so desired by the claimant. The assessment and discussion will always be focused towards the...

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

Sarah Newton: The data requested was provided in the answer of 12 September 2017 (UIN 6928). It should be noted that the appeals data provided by the Ministry of Justice in this response referred to claimants’ appeals heard in the hearing venue nearest to the appellants’ home address. For appellants identified as living in Gower those appeals are attributed to the Llanelli, Port Talbot or...

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

Sarah Newton: Between December 2016 and November 2017, 775,715 face-to-face work capability assessments were completed in Great Britain. Over this period 282,223 people failed to attend a booked work capability assessment appointment.

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

Sarah Newton: Between November 1st 2016 and October 31st 2017, 42,380 claimants who were referred for a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment failed to attend their assessment. This accounted for 5% of all claims which were referred for assessment. Data is taken from the PIP computer system’s management information and covers PIP assessments where the initial decision was made between...

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

Sarah Newton: DWP keep a very close eye on the providers of the PIP assessment to make sure that the quality of the service they provide is as high as it should be. We are continually working with the assessment providers to further improve the quality of assessments including clinical coaching, feedback and support available to each assessor. When a decision is overturned (either at Mandatory...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Motor Neurone Disease (10 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: It is important to ensure that decisions on whether someone meets the severe conditions criteria are based on a Work Capability Assessment. This way the claimant has the best opportunity to share with us the most up to date information about the functional impacts of their health condition. Guidance used by Healthcare Professionals, who undertake the Assessments, has been designed to have...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (10 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: Where an ESA claimant in the Support Group or the UC equivalent chooses to undertake some form of work-related activity, we provide encouragement, help and support to assist the claimant to do so. Volunteering to undertake some work-related activity does not mean, in itself, that the claimant will be transferred to the Work-related Activity Group. ESA and UC claimants whose condition...

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

Sarah Newton: I refer the hon. Member to my answer to UIN 119269 on 20 of December 2017

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

Sarah Newton: DWP monitor very closely the performance of the Centre for Health and Disability Assessments (CHDA) to make sure that the quality of the service they provide is as high as it should be. We are continually working with CHDA to further improve the quality of assessments for people with all types of health conditions and disabilities. CHDA conduct regular reviews of health care...


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