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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (17 Oct 2018)

Sarah Newton: Health Professionals undertaking assessments receive training on how to identify the impact of mental health conditions on claimants. This is followed by on-going professional training and support which continues for the duration of their employment in the role. Providers of assessments periodically engage with organisations / experts to help enhance their training materials. In addition,...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Hearing Impairment (17 Oct 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Department for Work and Pensions has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Hearing Impairment (17 Oct 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Department for Work and Pensions has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Independent Assessment Services: Training (17 Oct 2018)

Sarah Newton: All Health Professionals employed by Independent Assessment Services receive mandatory training on a wide range of conditions including autism as part of their initial new entrant training, delivered by the provider. This includes detailed e-learning and classroom based training modules covering all aspects of autism including Asperger’s Syndrome. In addition, simulated assessments...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Autism (17 Oct 2018)

Sarah Newton: I have regular discussions with a range of stakeholders, including those representing individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome and Autistic Spectrum Disorders to discuss benefits such as Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). For example, in regards to ESA, the Department has engaged with the National Autistic Society (NAS) on numerous occasions...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (17 Oct 2018)

Sarah Newton: This Written Statement is a further update to the House on progress in correcting historic ESA underpayments and paying arrears. The Department began work to assess cases in December 2017. For that stage of the exercise we expect to review around 320,000 cases, of which around 105,000 are likely to be due arrears. We now have a team of over 400 staff working through these cases and have...

Overseas Electors Bill: Money (16 Oct 2018)

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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses (16 Oct 2018)

Sarah Newton: This information is not collected as DWP do not issue the DS1500 report. GPs and Consultants have direct access to the blank DS1500 report and send the completed report to DWP.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (16 Oct 2018)

Sarah Newton: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 10 October 2018 to Question UIN174062

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Home Care Services: Disability (16 Oct 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Independent Living Fund (ILF) was transferred to local authorities and devolved administrations in 2015. When the Department transferred responsibility to the local authorities and devolved administrations it provided extensive support and committed to monitor the impact. The review was published in January 2017. The Department of Health has responsibility for on-going ILF policy through...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Mental Illness (16 Oct 2018)

Sarah Newton: As outlined in the Written Statement of 25 June 2018 (HCWS793) my Department has begun carrying out an administrative exercise to identify anyone who may be entitled to more support under Personal Independence Payment (PIP) as a result of the MH and RJ judgments. We have estimated that approximately 200,000 claimants will gain as a result of the MH judgment by 2023-24 and will be monitoring...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Disability: Pay (16 Oct 2018)

Sarah Newton: In the November 2017 publication Improving Lives: the Future of Work, Health and Disability, Government committed to publishing annual statistical updates to monitor progress towards our goal to see 1 million more disabled people in work. These will be published later this year. The Government is currently developing further plans to consider transparency and reporting and details will be...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Access to Work Programme (16 Oct 2018)

Sarah Newton: The evidence suggests that our employment policies and support are proving effective. The number of disabled people in work in the UK increased by almost 600,000 in 4 years to reach around 3.5 million in 2017. Our response to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’ Concluding Observations lists many of the initiatives that comprise our strategy to enable one...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Disability and Society Ministerial Group (16 Oct 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Disability and Society Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) was set up in the spring/summer this year and its purpose is to drive forward action across government to tackle the barriers disabled people face to realising their full participation in society, including increasing disability employment rates and improving access to sport, culture and transport. The Terms of Reference (ToR) for...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (16 Oct 2018)

Sarah Newton: Information on the number of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Mandatory Reconsideration clearances by type is given in Table 7b of the quarterly statistical publication “Personal Independence Payment: Official Statistics to July 2018”, available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/personal-independen ce-payment-april-2013-to-july-2018 Information on the number of...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Access to Work Programme (16 Oct 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Access to Work processing team has consistently been achieving its processing performance targets. While some individual cases may take longer to process than others, there is no evidence of any systemic delay in processing applications, including those from self-employed or freelance applicants. Access to Work has a specialist self-employment team to help self-employed customers with...

EU Exit Negotiations: Green GB Week and Clean Growth (15 Oct 2018)

Steve Double: As my right hon. Friend will know, along with the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, my hon. Friend the Member for Truro and Falmouth (Sarah Newton), I have been a champion of the potential of geothermal energy in Cornwall. Although progress has been frustrating, we are very excited to be on the verge of seeing test drilling. Does my right hon. Friend agree that geothermal energy...

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

Sarah Newton: We continue to review the pace of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) reassessment activity on a regular basis to make sure that we are striking an appropriate balance between inviting eligible claimants to claim PIP in a timely manner and ensuring the system is working as effectively as possible. Children in receipt of DLA when reaching age 16 will...

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

Sarah Newton: The Department has not completed any such assessments within the timeframe, though in the latest official DWP survey, 82 per cent of Employment and Support Allowance claimants said that they were satisfied with their overall experience of the benefit journey: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-claimant-serv ice-and-experience-survey-2016-to-2017. As well as this a number of...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: *No heading* (15 Oct 2018)

Sarah Newton: It’s important to note that any claimant can request a home visit although I do recognise improvements can be made to ensure that those who need a home assessment are able to get one. We are currently considering aspects of our assessment processes, including how claimants requiring a home visit can be identified more effectively at the beginning of the process and the ease with which...


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