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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Mental Health (6 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: We will undertake all the necessary steps to implement the Upper Tribunal judgment in MH in full.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Cancer (6 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: (a) The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost. (b) Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claimants assessed under normal rules waited an average of 12 weeks from the point of registration to a decision being made for new claims and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) reassessments respectively. For claimants assessed under Special...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Wales (6 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: I refer the Hon. Member to the statement made by myself, Official Report, 30 January 2018, Column 703.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (5 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: The figures requested are given in the table below. Initial claims made in 2016-17 Number of people refused PIP 390,200 Of whom: number of people who had that decision changed at mandatory reconsideration 28,500 number of people who had a decision changed at a tribunal appeal 32,300 Figures are for Great Britain. Appeal figures are based upon appeals against...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Aberdeen South (5 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: The table below shows the number of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) decisions and the number and proportion of mandatory reconsideration decisions and appeal decisions where the award was changed, by financial year of the initial PIP decision since the introduction of PIP in the Parliamentary Constituency of Aberdeen South. Number of PIP decisions, and number and proportion of mandatory...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: Medical Examinations (5 Feb 2018)

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

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Appeals (5 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: Mandatory reconsideration benefits claimants, as it enables (i) the Department to provide a clear explanation of the decision; (ii) the claimant a further opportunity to present their case, including providing new evidence; and (iii) crucially, for decisions to be changed at the earliest opportunity, when appropriate. The overturn rate of appeals does not mean that mandatory reconsideration...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: *No heading* (5 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: I refer the Hon. Member to the statement made by myself, Official Report, 30 January 2018, Columns 703 – 704.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Mental Health (5 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: PIP benefit payments to individual claimants, including any back payments, come from DWP’s Annual Managed Expenditure.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (5 Feb 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: Social Security Benefits: Disability (5 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: For benefits administered under the Health and Disability Assessment Services contract rework volumes are recorded but volumes of enquiries for advice and clarification are not. Rework volumes for these benefits in 2017, 2016 and 2015 can be found in the table below: Year Total Re-work 2015 513 2016 632 2017 481 For Personal Independence Payments both rework and advice volumes...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (5 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: The fact a tribunal comes to a different conclusion does not mean there has previously been an error. DWP decisions are most often overturned because of new written evidence that the claimant has not provided to DWP to consider previously or because of the claimant’s oral evidence. Over the past year the department has recruited over 150 Presenting Officers. These are being used at PIP...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (5 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to her previous Question UIN 123022.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: *No heading* (5 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: We are committed to ensuring claimants receive high quality, objective assessments. The Department holds regular performance meetings with Assessment Providers at local and senior levels. Assessments are independently audited and Departmental clinicians periodically observe assessments. Both providers have increased personalised clinical support to all Health Professionals. PIP Assessment...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: *No heading* (5 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: We are committed to ensuring claimants receive high quality, accurate assessments. We monitor assessment quality through independent audit. Decision Makers can return reports for rework/additional advice. A range of measures, including provider improvement plans, address performance falling below expected standards. We continually look to improve the assessment process.The performance...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: *No heading* (5 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: The information requested is not collated centrally. Claims from people who are terminally ill are currently being dealt with in five working days on average and nearly all of them are successful.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Disabled People (5 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: I do not want to see anyone living in poverty, and no Conservative Member of Parliament wants people living in poverty. Disabled people are some of the biggest beneficiaries of universal credit, with around 1 million disabled households having on average around £110 a month more on universal credit than they would have had on the legacy benefits.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Disability Confident Scheme (5 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: There are 5,550 employers currently signed up to the disability confident scheme. The disability confident business leaders group, comprising prominent national businesses, is promoting the scheme to other employers, and all main Departments have now achieved disability confident leader status. I encourage all hon. Members to come along to a drop-in centre I have organised on Wednesday 21...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (5 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: I thank my hon. Friend for his question, and I really welcome the work that the Select Committee is doing. I believe that the fourth industrial revolution has the most enormous potential to transform the lives of disabled people, and of course I will read that report thoroughly.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Mental Health (2 Feb 2018)

Sarah Newton: I refer the Hon. Member to the statement made by myself, Official Report, 30 January 2018, Column 703.


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