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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Alyn and Deeside (3 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: The requested information is not available. The Department supports claimants to make a successful claim to Universal Credit where they wish to do so. For example, those claimants who are unable to access or use our digital services, assistance to make and maintain their claim is available via the Freephone Universal Credit helpline. Face-to-face support is also available in Jobcentres. In...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (3 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: Data on the proportion of unsuccessful claims to Universal Credit which were a result of (a) a claimant's lack of digital skills and (b) inadequate support for that claimant is not gathered by the Department. The Universal Credit Full Service Claimant Survey found that 98 per cent of claimants claimed online. This can be accessed at:...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (3 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: The requested information is not available. Currently people only move to Universal Credit (UC) because they have had a significant change in their circumstances which would previously have led them to make a new claim to a legacy benefit. It has always been the case that in such circumstances, new claims would be assessed based upon their new circumstances and under the rules of the new...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Harrogate (3 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: On 3 May 2019, the High Court handed down a judgment in relation to Universal Credit and the Severe Disability Premium (SDP). The judgment quashed the SDP related parts of the draft Universal Credit (Managed Migration Pilot and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019.The Department is currently considering the options open to us and will respond in due course. We plan to begin the...

Estimates 2019-20: Department for Work and Pensions (2 Jul 2019)

...Laurence Robertson Gavin Robinson Mary Robinson Andrew Rosindell Douglas Ross Lee Rowley Amber Rudd David Rutley Antoinette Sandbach Paul Scully Bob Seely Andrew Selous Jim Shannon Grant Shapps Alok Sharma Alec Shelbrooke David Simpson Chris Skidmore Chloe Smith Henry Smith Julian Smith Royston Smith Nicholas Soames Caroline Spelman Mark Spencer John Stevenson Bob Stewart Iain Stewart Rory...

Main Estimates 2019-20 (2 Jul 2019)

...Laurence Robertson Gavin Robinson Mary Robinson Andrew Rosindell Douglas Ross Lee Rowley Amber Rudd David Rutley Antoinette Sandbach Paul Scully Bob Seely Andrew Selous Jim Shannon Grant Shapps Alok Sharma Alec Shelbrooke David Simpson Chris Skidmore Chloe Smith Henry Smith Julian Smith Royston Smith Nicholas Soames Caroline Spelman Mark Spencer John Stevenson Bob Stewart Iain Stewart Rory...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Migrant Workers: Qualifications (2 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: Holding answer received on 24 June 2019 The department has made no assessment of the number of migrants in the UK employed in positions for which they are overqualified. We are working closely with the Department for Education, Mayoral Combined Authorities/Local Enterprise Partnerships, learning providers and employers to develop Local Industrial Strategies and implement Skills...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Fund (2 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: I can confirm that 0.38% of the £0.239m recoveries from UC were for SF Community Care Grant and SF Maternity Grants and that 1.77% of the £0.239m recoveries from UC were for Social Fund where the Registration Date was prior to 1 April 2010*. Where benefit overpayments occur, the Department ensures that appropriate safeguards are in place to protect claimants who are subject to deductions...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Welfare Tax Credits (2 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: The table below shows the amount of Tax Credit debt broken down by year. * Reg. Financial Year Proportion 2016-17 13.55% 2017-18 27.67% 2018-19 58.78% Universal Credit is expected to lead to savings across welfare as we are able to adjust benefit entitlement in line with changing circumstances in real time. Internal and external data matches are increasingly helping inform...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Refugees: Universal Credit (2 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: Refugees resettled under resettlement schemes are able to work and have access to some DWP benefits upon arrival. In the same way as other claimants, they are included in the policy not to provide extra benefit entitlements for more than two children unless those children were born before 6 April 2017 or an exception applies.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Overpayments (2 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: The information requested is not available. Our systems do not hold data on the recovery rates that were applied to debts that have either been fully repaid, or have been written off. It is therefore not possible to give a complete figure for the total number of successful, or unsuccessful applications for a reduction in an overpayment recovery rate. The Department ensures that...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Overpayments (2 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: In 2015/16 there were less than 5 applications for the full waiving of a Universal Credit overpayment and less than 5 partial waiver applications for UC overpayments. The Department has an obligation to ensure that public funds are administered responsibly and to abide by the principles set out in Her Majesty’s Treasury’s guidance on Managing Public Money (which can be found on gov.uk)....

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Child Benefit (2 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: The Department will shortly be providing updated figures to those we published in June 2018. This will show the number of claimants affected by the policy to provide support for a maximum of two children as at April 2019. The full breakdown of the current statistics can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-tax-credit-an...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Job Centres: Stanley (1 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: Due to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), information about complaints is only held for the last 14 months, not the last five years that has been requested. For this period we have identified one complaint that was raised about disabled access in Stanley Jobcentre. DWP is committed to meeting the needs of all disabled customers and has a legal duty to ensure all services are...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (1 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: 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: Social Security Benefits: Disqualification (1 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost. In Universal Credit, sanctions are calculated with reference to the claimant’s standard allowance only and not any other elements such as housing or children. A sanction will reduce the Universal Credit award by no more than 100% of the standard allowance. We have a well-established...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (1 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: The median payment for new claim and benefit transfer advances was £380. Notes: The figure relates to Universal Credit full service only The figure is rounded to the nearest £ The median is based on those advances paid between March 18 and February 2019

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (1 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: The repayment schedule for an advance payment is agreed by the claimant. The information requested is provided in the attached table which gives the proportion of repayment schedules for new claim and benefit transfer advances by Jobcentre Plus district. From October 2021 we will be increasing the recovery period for advances from 12 to 16 months, further supporting those in financial need....

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Working People’s Incomes (1 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: One of the key transformations that universal credit provides is to support people who are in work, ensuring they can increase their earnings and develop in their career. It removes the 16-hour cliff edge, which held so many back on legacy benefits, and gives improved, tailored support through jobcentre work coaches.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (1 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: I thank my hon. Friend for the energy with which he is supporting his constituents on universal credit. One of the key performance indicators is, of course, payment timeliness, which has improved significantly over the past couple of years, and that progress is matched in Alloa jobcentre. His local jobcentre staff will be happy to interact with him and, of course, I am also happy to meet him.


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