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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Carer's Allowance (11 Oct 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Government keeps the Carer’s Allowance (CA) earnings limit under regular review. In April 2018, the CA earnings limit increased from £116 to £120 a week. This 3.4% increase was higher than average earnings growth (Sep 17). In the Economic and fiscal outlook (March 2017) the OBR forecast that average earnings would increase by around 7.5% between 2015 and 2018, whereas we...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (11 Oct 2018)

Sarah Newton: Please find attached numbers as requested. The numbers below relate to audits undertaken in order for the department to measure contractual quality service levels. The providers also conduct internal auditing to assure quality and these figures are not included. With effect from 12 June 2017 Atos Healthcare changed the business name they use for PIP work from Atos to Independent Assessment...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Cancer (11 Oct 2018)

Sarah Newton: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 21 May 2018 to Question UIN 144155

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations (11 Oct 2018)

Sarah Newton: Please find attached numbers as requested. We’ve interpreted the request as audits for all WCA and PIP assessments given that the request is a) ESA b) personal. The numbers below relate to audits undertaken in order for the department to measure contractual quality service levels. The providers also conduct internal auditing to assure quality and these figures are not included. The...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations (11 Oct 2018)

Sarah Newton: All Healthcare Professionals are subject to on-going audit by our assessment providers to ensure that they deliver high quality assessments. The Department also undertakes independent audit to ensure that the advice provided to the Department’s decision makers is of suitable quality, fully explained and justified.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations (11 Oct 2018)

Sarah Newton: Independent Audit is conducted by the Department and is one of the tools to measure quality for performance management purposes. It is primarily used as a mechanism to determine quality performance against contractual requirements and also provides feedback to the Providers on the quality of audited reports.

Agriculture Bill (10 Oct 2018)

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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (10 Oct 2018)

Sarah Newton: In August 2018, we introduced updated guidance for case managers which will ensure that those who receive the highest level of support under Personal Independence Payment, and where their needs are unlikely to change or may get worse, will now receive an ongoing award with a light touch review at the ten year point. A copy of the award period guidance will be placed in the Library. The...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (9 Oct 2018)

Sarah Newton: We are absolutely committed to improving the overall Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claimant experience as this is what claimants rightly expect and deserve. The three waves of research that have been completed, and were published in the PIP Claimant Research – Final Report have provided valuable insights, alongside other sources, to make improvements to the PIP application...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Terminal Illnesses (9 Oct 2018)

Sarah Newton: This Government is committed to supporting the needs of terminally ill claimants and ensuring that the rules around benefit entitlement are applied sensitively and proportionally. A hospice for the purpose of the Personal Independence Payment Regulations is a hospital or other institution, other than an NHS hospital or institution, whose primary function is to provide palliative care for...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (9 Oct 2018)

Sarah Newton: As outlined in the Written Statement of 25 June 2018 (HCWS793), my Department is 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. As additionally outlined in the Written Statement of 25 June 2018, I am committed to updating the House regularly and a statement on...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (9 Oct 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Department is reviewing around 300,000 cases that were receiving contributory ESA only at 21 October 2014 and we estimated that around 70,000 of those cases may have been underpaid. In addition, following the Government’s announcement on 18 July 2018, we are looking at around a further 250,000 cases that may have been affected before 21 October 2014.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (9 Oct 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Department is prioritising the cases most likely to be affected. We expect to finish reviewing and correcting the original 300,000 cases early next year. We are currently assessing the timescales for completion of the additional 250,000 cases that are now in scope following the decision to pay arrears back to the date of conversion from incapacity benefit. Our aim is for all claimants to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (9 Oct 2018)

Sarah Newton: Section 6 of the Health and safety at Work etc. Act 1974 places duties on any person who designs, manufacturers, imports or supplies any article for use at work to ensure that it will be safe and without risks to health. In general this applies to all devices used in the workplace but there are exceptions, such as medical devices, which are regulated by specific regulations that set out more...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Statutory Sick Pay (18 Sep 2018)

Sarah Newton: We want to reform the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) system so that it supports more flexible working, which can help people remain or return to work if they are unwell. This includes those with a mental health condition. Consultation responses broadly supported reforming SSP to support fully flexible phased returns to work – as did the Matthew Taylor and Stevenson/Farmer reviews. We are...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disability (13 Sep 2018)

Sarah Newton: The “Outturn and forecast: Spring Statement 2018 (ODS)” table shows spending on Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP) and Attendance Allowance (AA) in both cash and real terms from introduction to 2016/17, the latest date for which published outturn data is available. Table 1: Disability benefits...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pensioners: Personal Independence Payment (13 Sep 2018)

Sarah Newton: The latest available data on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) clearances (claim outcome) split by geographical area (Country, local authority and parliamentary constituency), by age, by type of clearance (i.e. whether the claim was awarded, disallowed or withdrawn) and by type of claim (new claim or reassessment) can be found at https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/ Guidance on how to use...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations (13 Sep 2018)

Sarah Newton: In the financial year April 2017 to March 2018, 29% of all PIP face to face assessments were conducted in the Claimants home.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Inflatables: Safety (13 Sep 2018)

Sarah Newton: The Health and Safety at Work Act applies to the supply, hire and use of inflatables for commercial purposes. The Act is enforced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or by Local Authorities, depending upon where the inflatable is being used. This legislation is supported by guidance published by HSE (http://www.hse.gov.uk/entertainment/fairgrounds/inflatables .htm) which sets out the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (13 Sep 2018)

Sarah Newton: The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.


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