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

Sarah Newton: Where a Work Capability Assessment and Personal Independence Payment health professional’s report is examined by a Decision Maker that person will look to see if there are obvious flaws. For Example, if there are any contradictions or inconsistencies or omissions within that report. If that report is considered unacceptable or requires clarification the Decision Maker or Quality...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (25 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: As part of the first Independent Review of the Work Capability Assessment, Professor Malcolm Harrington recommended a copy of the personalised summary of the assessment report was sent to every claimant. Following a trial in 2011 evidence suggested a better approach would be to send claimants the Decision Makers justification. This approach was agreed with Professor Harrington and...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Statutory Sick Pay: Public Consultation (25 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: As announced in Improving Lives: the Future of Work, Health and Disability, we want to see a reformed Statutory Sick Pay system which supports more flexible working, for example to support phased returns to work. We are taking forward further policy development and will bring forward a consultation on these changes, as well as any other SSP changes we identify in our wider work, before...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (25 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: We are currently testing in our assessment centres some of the measures outlined in the Improving Lives: The Future of health, Work and Disability command paper.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (25 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: We are committed to working with a comprehensive range of external stakeholders including disability charities, academics, people with disabilities and their advocates.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (25 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: Work Capability Assessment (25 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: Jobcentres: Training (25 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: The information requested is not held at Jobcentre level and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. As outlined in the response to PQ 121780, each Work Coach receives comprehensive and tailored training based on their individual knowledge and requirements. The mental health route way forms part of the UC Full Service Work Coach training, and all work coaches working on Full Service...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Access to Work Programme: Publicity (24 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: Access to Work is promoted to a range of business leaders through the Disability Confident campaign. As part of the ongoing Access to Work campaign partnership managers will be engaging with local contacts to promote the support available. We also promote the scheme through engagement with partners and stakeholders such as Remploy, as well as through other government departments and public...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (24 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: Claimants to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) receive a decision letter once their claim has been determined by a Departmental Case Manager. The decision letter sets out all the assessment activities, the relevant functional descriptor applicable to the individual for each activity and the points each descriptor carries. Where a claimant asks for a mandatory reconsideration they will...

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

Sarah Newton: The percentage of PIP and ESA appeals cleared at a tribunal hearing where the appeal decision was in favour of the claimant can be found in Table SSCS.3 of the quarterly bulletin “Tribunals and gender recognition certificate statistics quarterly – July to September 2017”. https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tribunals-and-gende...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Multiple Sclerosis (24 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: The number of people with a primary medical condition of Multiple Sclerosis, with an initial claim to Employment and Support Allowance who were assigned to the Support Group on the basis of a) physical or mental health, b) pregnancy risk or c) severe functional disability between January 2013 and March 2017 is shown in the following table: Reason for Support Group assignment Number of...

Nuclear Safeguards Bill: Power to amend legislation relating to nuclear safeguards (23 Jan 2018)

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Nuclear Safeguards Bill: Transition period (23 Jan 2018)

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

Sarah Newton: The table below shows the number of people who have been awarded either one or both of the Mobility and Daily Living components at the enhanced rate of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for awards made between April 2013 and 31st October 2017, where the main disabling condition recorded was Multiple Sclerosis. Table: Enhanced PIP Daily living and Mobility component awards made between April...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Multiple Sclerosis (23 Jan 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: Motor Neurone Disease (23 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: The table below shows the number of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) claimants who were awarded Personal Independence Payment (PIP) between 6th April 2016 and 5th April 2017 with a 10 year review split by Mobility and Daily Living components of PIP. Table: PIP Daily living and Mobility component awards made between 6th April 2016 and 5th April 2017 for MND claimants with a...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals (23 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: The latest available information on Employment and Support Allowance Work Capability Assessments appeal outcomes can be found in tables 3 and 17 of the ESA Outcomes of Work Capability Assessments quarterly statistics published here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/employment-and-sup port-allowance-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessment

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals (23 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: The latest available information on Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) mandatory reconsideration and appeal outcomes can be found in tables 3, 14 and 17 of the ESA Outcomes of Work Capability Assessments quarterly statistics published at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/employment-and-sup port-allowance-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessment

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Tribunals (23 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: This information is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. The Department has previously published average costs of PIP and ESA mandatory reconsiderations and appeals, which covers direct staff costs only (see Table 24 of Work and Pensions Select Committee PIP and ESA assessments inquiry: supporting statistics ). The total that DWP has spent on mandatory...


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