Results 1–20 of 1169 for incapacity benefit

Benefit Claimants Sanctions (Required Assessment) Bill (2 Dec 2016)

Debbie Abrahams: ...Pensions Committee inquiry last year? He said that he was disappointed that the Government had not followed his initial review, which focused only on JSA claimants, and not on the very vulnerable incapacity benefit, ESA and UC claimants. He said that he was surprised and disappointed that the Government had not taken another approach to review those areas, too.

ESA and Personal Independence Payments — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (30 Nov 2016)

Penny Mordaunt: ...this debate and all hon. Members who have contributed to it. These are important services and they are at the heart of our nation’s values and its interests. Of the 2.5 million people claiming incapacity benefits, 1.3 million also claim PIP or DLA. A further million claim PIP or DLA, but not incapacity benefits. Many of these people will also access other support and state services,...

Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit (17 Nov 2016)

Debbie Abrahams: .... I again remind the Minister that the Government’s own data, which were published last year, show how vulnerable people in the group are. They are twice as likely to die as the population as a whole. That proves that incapacity benefit and ESA are good population health indicators. We hear awful language about shirkers and scroungers, but these are sick people who deserve care and...

Autumn Statement Distributional Analysis, Universal Credit and Esa (16 Nov 2016)

Debbie Abrahams: ...does not incentivise people; it makes the situation worse. We must stop using this “shirker” and “scrounger” rhetoric, which is harmful and wrong. I remind Ministers that the Government’s data show that the death rate for people on incapacity benefit and ESA in 2013 was 4.3 times that of the general population; that figure increased from 3.6 in 2003. People in...

Backbench Business: State Pension Age: Women — [Mr David Nuttall in the Chair] (15 Nov 2016)

Richard Harrington: .... I want to finish my point about the welfare system. The Government are spending 60 billion on supporting people on low incomes, 50 billion on supporting disabled people and 15 billion on incapacity benefits for working people. According to some of the contributions we have heard, it would appear that the Government are really not spending any money at all.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Parkinson's Disease (14 Nov 2016)

Penny Mordaunt: The information requested is shown in the table below. Outcomes of initial and repeat Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) functional assessments and Incapacity Benefits Reassessments (IBR) for claimants with Parkinson’s Disease, by Prognosis: October 2008 – December 2015. Prognosis Total 3 Months 6 Months 12 Months 18 Months 2 Years In the longer term ...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (14 Nov 2016)

Penny Mordaunt: ...information available is shown in the table below: Numbers placed in the Work Related Activity Group (WRAG) for initial and repeat Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) functional assessments and Incapacity Benefits Reassessments (IBR) for claimants with Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Parkinson’s Disease, Cystic Fibrosis or Rheumatoid Arthritis: April 2014 to March...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Medical Certificates: Fees and Charges (4 Nov 2016)

David Mowat: ...for the National Health Service. Under the terms of their contract, GPs are required to provide certain medical reports or complete certain forms, such as those required to support a claim for incapacity benefit, free of charge to their registered patients. Outside of contractual requirements, GPs also provide a variety of other services which successive governments have regarded as...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Medical Certificates: Fees and Charges (3 Nov 2016)

David Mowat: ...for the National Health Service. Under the terms of their contract, GPs are required to provide certain medical reports or complete certain forms, such as those required to support a claim for incapacity benefit, free of charge to their registered patients. Outside of contractual requirements, GPs also provide a variety of other services which successive governments have regarded as...

Scottish Parliament: Welfare Conditionality Study (2 Nov 2016)

Joan McAlpine: ...presents is not new. It is now more than two years since the Welfare Reform Committee in the previous session of Parliament, of which I was a member, published its “Interim Report on the New Benefit Sanctions Regime: Tough Love or Tough Luck?” in 2014. The report examined the consequences of the DWP’s decision in 2012 to introduce a more punitive system of sanctions for...

Written Answers — Department of Health: General Practitioners: Fees and Charges (26 Oct 2016)

David Mowat: ...for the National Health Service. Under the terms of their contract, GPs are required to provide certain medical reports or complete certain forms, such as those required to support a claim for incapacity benefit, free of charge to their registered patients. Outside of contractual requirements, GPs also provide a variety of other services which successive governments have regarded as...

Fit for Work Scheme - Question for Short Debate (19 Oct 2016)

Lord Luce: ...fit note and the Fit for Work service. Both are intended to enable sick individuals to return to work as soon as possible, with appropriate support. Early intervention is crucial to prevent a slide towards the benefits system. I know that the Minister is strongly committed to the Fit for Work service. I am giving him an opportunity to explain how it is developing and can be helped to...

Baby Loss: Independent Living: Disabled People (13 Oct 2016)

Tulip Siddiq: ...people of working age. According to February 2016 Department for Work and Pensions figures, the number of my constituents in receipt of employment and support allowance, personal independence payments and incapacity benefits stands at nearly 6,000. The number of people awarded PIP in London stands at just over 80,000. My personal experience of supporting a disabled parent and the number...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Medical Certificates: Fees and Charges (12 Sep 2016)

David Mowat: ...for the National Health Service. Under the terms of their contract, GPs are required to provide certain medical reports or complete certain forms, such as those required to support a claim for incapacity benefit, free of charge to their registered patients. Outside of contractual requirements, GPs also provide a variety of other services which successive governments have regarded as...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (7 Jul 2016)

Eilidh Whiteford: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish updated mortality statistics for employment and support allowance, incapacity benefit and severe disablement allowance.

Employment for People with Disabilities — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (5 Jul 2016)

Margaret Greenwood: ...economic, social and cultural rights by disadvantaged and marginalised individuals and groups, in particular women, children and persons with disabilities”. On social security, the committee recommended that the Government “reverse the cuts in social security benefits introduced by the Welfare Reform Act 2012 and the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016”. Will the Minister...

Written Answers — Department of Health: General Practitioners (14 Jun 2016)

Alistair Burt: ...for the National Health Service. Under the terms of their contract, GPs are required to provide certain medical reports or complete certain forms, such as those required to support a claim for incapacity benefit, free of charge to their registered patients. Outside of contractual requirements, GPs also provide a variety of other services which successive governments have regarded as...

Scottish Parliament: Dignity, Fairness and Respect in Disability Benefits (9 Jun 2016)

Jeane Freeman: .... UK Government welfare spend is forecast to fall by 1.5 per cent of gross domestic product between 2015-16 and 2020-21 to reach its lowest percentage level in 30 years. There are systematic spending cuts at a UK level to housing benefit, incapacity benefit, state pensions and employment and support allowance, and the introduction of a benefit cap. As 85 per cent of benefits remain at...

Business of the House: Disability Employment Gap (8 Jun 2016)

Debbie Abrahams: ...types of jobs. It is well established that the prevalence and geographical pattern of sick and disabled people reflects the industrial heritage of our country. Contrary to the Government’s “shirkers and scroungers” narrative, incapacity benefit and ESA are recognised as good population health indicators. Local economic conditions, whether the economy is thriving or not,...

Defending Public Services (23 May 2016)

Debbie Abrahams: ...163;500 a month. That and further cuts will plunge disabled people into poverty and affect their condition. Ultimately it will affect the demand on the NHS and social care. The Government’s own data released last August show that people on ESA and incapacity benefit in 2013 were 4.3 times more likely to die, compared to the general population, which shows just how vulnerable they...


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