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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Chronic Illnesses (4 Sep 2018)

Sarah Newton: From the 29 September 2017 those placed in Employment and Support Allowance’s (ESA) Support Group and the Universal Credit (UC) equivalent who have the most severe and lifelong health conditions or disabilities will no longer be routinely reassessed. For those claiming ESA prior to 29 September 2017, the Severe Conditions criteria will be taken into consideration at their next Work...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Disability (30 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: This Government is committed to supporting disabled people and those with health conditions to reach their potential. Since 2015 there has been a steady increase in the number of disabled people in work. From April-June 2015 to April-June 2017 (the latest period for which the Office for National Statistics has published estimates without ‘health warnings’), the number of disabled...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (26 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: Eligibility for passported benefits such as free NHS prescriptions and school meals is determined by the relevant Department. People can also qualify for help in other ways, for example by applying for the NHS Low Income Scheme, which covers prescription, dental and eye care costs, wigs, fabric supports and assistance with healthcare-related travel costs. The Low Income Scheme assessment...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disqualification (25 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: No claimant is refused the opportunity of having an assessment as a result of abusive behaviour. However, if during an assessment a claimant does not cooperate, for example by being abusive, then the assessment can/may be terminated

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disqualification (25 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: The information requested is not available

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (25 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: The figures presented are based on DWP management information and are reported with only high level verification. The figures provided have been rounded to the nearest thousand. Number of claimants who have been sent an ESA3 change of circumstances form 15,000 ESA3s returned by post 7,000 ESA3s completed by telephone, plus a small number completed by visit 6,000 Claimants who...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Appeals (25 Jul 2018)

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

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis (24 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: Holding answer received on 23 July 2018 The table below shows the level of mobility award claimants with Multiple Sclerosis received under Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and their level of mobility award following reassessment to Personal Independence Payment (PIP). Table: DLA to PIP Reassessment outcomes for claimants with Multiple Sclerosis Outcome Following...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (24 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: Holding answer received on 23 July 2018 The table below shows the number of people who have been awarded Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for each award length between April 2013 and 30th April 2018. Table: PIP awards made between April 2013 and 30th April 2018, split by award length. Type of award Volume of claimants Volume as a percentage of total Ongoing Awards...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Asperger's Syndrome (24 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: The publication of the fifth edition of the Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has had no impact on the eligibility criteria for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or for Personal Independence Payment (PIP). The Work Capability Assessment (WCA) is designed to determine an individual’s eligibility for ESA. It assesses individuals against a set of functional...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Medical Assessments (23 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: Provided they give advance notice, claimants of ESA and Universal Credit (UC) can already ask for their assessment to be audio recorded and equipment will be provided. Claimants may also use their own equipment provided they meet certain conditions required by DWP. As part of our commitment to improve the PIP assessment process we are currently progressing options to video record PIP face...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis (23 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost. The available information on the number of individuals in receipt of Disability Living Allowance payments by medical condition and date is published and can be found at: https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk Guidance for users is available at:...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Easington (23 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: Information in relation to the accessibility of the Assessment Centres used by Independent Assessment Services and Centre for Health and Disability Assessments is published on their websites. If a face-to-face assessment is required the providers issue an appointment letter which includes specific information about the Assessment Centre. ...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance (23 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: Whilst there are no proposals to change the current age restrictions for the mobility component of Child Disability Living Allowance, the Department understands the difficulties that some families with severely disabled children under the age of three may face, particularly those whose reliance on bulky medical equipment makes transportation difficult. After being introduced by the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis (23 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: Of all Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claims cleared between April 2013 and 30th April 2018 from claimants with multiple sclerosis who scored 12 points under PIP the ‘moving around’ mobility activity descriptor (e) can stand and then move more than 1 metre but no more than 20 metres, either aided or unaided, (a) 14% were new claimants and (b) 86% were Disability Living...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Disability (23 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: We have commissioned external research which will assess the extent to which employers who sign up to Disability Confident scheme change their attitudes and behaviours in relation to disability employment, including offering more employment opportunities, supporting existing employees who have or acquire disabilities, changing recruitment practices to encourage more disabled applicants and...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Invalid Vehicles (23 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Department does not hold this information. Motability have however informed the Department that, depending on the expected length of stay and the customer’s preferences, they will discuss the options that are available and in most cases will be able to leave the car with the customer during their stay in hospital.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Terminal Illnesses (23 Jul 2018)

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

Royal Assent: Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy (19 Jul 2018)

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Esa Underpayments (19 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: In 2017, the Department for Work and Pensions identified an error that had resulted in some claimants being underpaid employment and support allowance between 2011 and 2014 while their claims were being converted from incapacity benefit, a legacy disability payment. The Department proactively informed the House of this problem in 2017 through a written statement before briefing partners and...


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