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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Offshore Industry: Divers (6 Jun 2018)

Sarah Newton: Holding answer received on 04 June 2018 The Health and Safety Executive has responsibility for enforcing the Diving at Work Regulations 1997, which apply to all diving carried out in Great Britain where at least one person who is taking part is at work. These regulations specify the requirement for divers to hold an approved qualification for the type of diving that is being...

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

Sarah Newton: Other than for those who are terminally ill, Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is assessed on the basis of the needs arising from a long-term health condition or disability rather than a diagnosis. Primary legislation sets out that a claimant cannot be entitled to PIP for any period prior to the date of claim.

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

Sarah Newton: Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claimants with cancer aged 16 to 24 assessed under Normal Rules, waited an average (median) of 11 and 14 calendar weeks from the point of registration to a decision being made for new claims and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) reassessments respectively. For claimants with cancer aged 16 to 24 assessed under Special Rules for the Terminally Ill, the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment Schemes: Disability (6 Jun 2018)

Sarah Newton: Work Choice providers and Supported Businesses have been aware that the Protected Places arrangement delivered via the Work Choice contracts would end at the end of December 2018 and will have been transitioning their businesses to manage the end of this funding stream. To support them in the transition funding for Protected Places has been extended until March 2019. We plan tp provide...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (6 Jun 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Pension Ombudsman was set up in 1991 by the then Conservative Government. It’s remit is to look at complaints about personal and occupational pension schemes. It also considers complaints about the actions and decisions of the Pension Protection Fund and some decisions made by the Financial Assistance Scheme. The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman is responsible for...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Disability (6 Jun 2018)

Sarah Newton: DWP offers sign-posting to families, initially through access to Gov.UK. This provides a basic overview of DLA for children, eligibility and how to claim. The site additionally sign-posts access to Carer’s Allowance. The claim pack is accompanied by an information booklet which provides support in completion of the questions, with examples. Both the claim pack and booklet have recently...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Carer's Allowance (6 Jun 2018)

Sarah Newton: The information requested on the number of individuals in receipt of Carer’s Allowance is published and available 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 Data on the savings accrued to the public purse as a result of care provided by people receiving Carer’s Allowance...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations (6 Jun 2018)

Sarah Newton: As part of our commitment to improving the PIP assessment process we are exploring options to record PIP assessments, but do not yet have any estimated costs for this activity. Audio recording of Work Capability Assessments is already available to Employment Support Allowance and Universal Credit claimants. Since Centre for Health and Disability Assessments took over the contract to deliver...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Motability (6 Jun 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Department does not hold this specific information. However, I can confirm that, while a proportion of claimants have lost their entitlement to the higher rate mobility component, 104,000 reassessed DLA claimants actually received enhanced rate mobility which they did not previously have.

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

Sarah Newton: There have been the following number of Mandatory Reconsiderations (MRs) requested by claimants with “Amputation - Lower limb(s)” listed as their main health condition broken down by Financial Year. Financial Year of MR Registration Count 2013/14 20 2014/15 280 2015/16 580 2016/17 880 April 2017 – January 2018 620

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Motability (6 Jun 2018)

Sarah Newton: Geography is not considered as part of the eligibility criteria. The Motability Scheme is open to anyone in the UK. who qualifies for higher rate mobility component for Disability Living Allowance, the enhanced rate of the mobility component for Personal Independence Payment, Armed Forces Independence Payment or War Pensioners Mobility Supplement with at least a 12 months’ award length...

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

Sarah Newton: Up to January 2018, 47,410 people with Autism, Asperger’s syndrome or Retts disorder as their main disabling condition on PIP were awarded PIP following a reassessment from DLA. This is unpublished data. It should be used with caution and it may be subject to future revision.Data is based on main disabling condition as recorded on the PIP computer system. Claimants may often have...

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

Sarah Newton: The Personal Independence Payment assessment is not a medical assessment requiring the Health Professional to diagnose a condition and recommend treatment options. The focus is on ensuring Health Professionals are experts in disability analysis, focusing on the effects of health conditions and impairments on a claimant’s daily life. All Health Professionals undertaking Personal...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Industrial Health and Safety: Private Sector (5 Jun 2018)

Sarah Newton: Holding answer received on 04 June 2018 The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has not undertaken any specific recent assessment of the effectiveness and value for money of the private sector health and safety accreditation market. Professor Ragnar Löfstedt’s 2011 independent review of health and safety legislation for the Department noted concerns about the proliferation...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payments (5 Jun 2018)

Sarah Newton: Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a modern, personalised benefit that assesses people on needs not conditions. PIP is a fairer benefit than the old DLA system as it takes a much wider look at the way an individual’s health condition or disability impacts them on a daily basis. We are constantly looking at ways to continually to improve the PIP service. In response to Paul...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (4 Jun 2018)

Sarah Newton: PIP assessments are completed by third-party providers rather than the Department itself. We do not rate assessments but we do independently audit assessment reports to ensure that the advice provided to the Department’s Case Managers is of suitable quality, fully explained and justified. PIP Assessment Provider performance by audit grading can be accessed using the following link:...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance (4 Jun 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Department does not collect this information. Ability to drive is not an eligibility condition for the higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance. Eligibility is based, for example, on limitations in someone’s ability to freely manoeuvre outdoors without guidance or supervision or whether someone is unable or virtually unable to walk. People in receipt of the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (4 Jun 2018)

Sarah Newton: Guidance on how a Health Professional should conduct a face-to-face appointment for Personal Independence Payment (PIP), including what to record in the assessment, is in Part 1, Chapter 6 of the PIP Assessment Guide (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-indepen dence-payment-assessment-guide-for-assessment-providers/pip- assessment-guide-part-1-the-assessment-process) . As...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Health and Safety Executive: Finance (4 Jun 2018)

Sarah Newton: HSE budgeted for the following commercial income figures in each of the last five years. 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 Commercial Budget (£M) 10.4 14.2 16.8 16.3 18.0

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Autism (30 May 2018)

Sarah Newton: When we identify a claimant requires additional support we have a process to ensure that this is provided. We recognise that attending any face-to-face assessment can be a stressful experience for some people, which is why we do not carry out face-to-face consultations where there is enough existing evidence to determine benefit entitlement. If a face-to-face consultation is required, we...


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