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Rail Update: Social Security (5 Feb 2018)

Debbie Abrahams: I will focus initially on the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order and then move on to the draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order. The uprating order provides for the annual uprating of social security entitlements excluded from the Government’s freeze to levels of social security enacted in the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016. As we have heard, that includes...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Child Tax Credit: Disability (29 Jan 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: The Government is committed to supporting disabled people and is spending over £50bn a year on benefits to support people with disabilities and health conditions, this includes spending to support 16-20 year olds with disabilities. Spending on disability benefits will be higher in every year to 2020 than it was in 2010, and as a share of GDP our spending on disability and incapacity...

Personal Independence Payments - Statement (23 Jan 2018)

Baroness Buscombe: The noble Lord will understand that since 2010, spending on the main disability benefits comprising PIP, DLA and attendance allowance has risen by £4.2 billion. Disability benefits are at a record high this year. Indeed, as a share of GDP, the UK’s public spending on disability and incapacity is higher than in all other G7 countries bar Germany. It is important to focus on the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Motor Neurone Disease (22 Jan 2018)

Sarah Newton: ...condition is shown in these statistics. Figures are for Great Britain only. The table below shows the number of claimants with motor neurone disease who have had their Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Incapacity Benefit (IB) benefits reassessed. Table 2: Number of people who have at least one completed ESA repeat assessment or IB reassessment, whose primary medical condition...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (18 Jan 2018)

Alok Sharma: Holding answer received on 12 January 2018 The most recently available data on Short Term Benefit Advances (STBA) is shown in the table below: January 2016 - December 2016 STBA Applications Received by the Department 197,514 STBA Awarded to individual national insurance numbers 98,633 The data covers the period January 16 to December 16. Data after this date is not...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Children: Day Care (22 Dec 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: ...becomes unemployed. Those starting work can apply for Tax-Free Childcare up to 31 days before taking up their new job. Parents may be eligible for Tax-Free Childcare if they are in receipt of Incapacity Benefit, Severe Disablement Allowance, Carer’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance and have a partner who is in work. An updated impact assessment for Tax-Free Childcare...

Scottish Parliament: Welfare Reform (Homelessness) (21 Dec 2017)

Pauline McNeill: Glasgow has had a higher rate of adults claiming out-of-work benefits than any other Scottish city, and it has a high rate of adults claiming incapacity benefit. Does the minister share my concerns about the roll-out of universal credit scheduled for Glasgow next year, given the impact on housing and the impact that we already know that universal credit has had on tenants?

Pension Equality for Women (14 Dec 2017)

Debbie Abrahams: ...Sept. I’m at my wits end”. The second woman states: “I don’t remember ever getting a letter saying my pension age had changed. I’m disabled and have had a lot of stressful things going on in the last few years. Incapacity Benefit changing to ESA and worrying about that, then the bedroom tax and having to downsize, then news that DLA is changing. The change in...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (14 Dec 2017)

David Gauke: Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) was introduced in 2008. In 2011 the Department began reassessing people claiming pre-existing incapacity benefits to see whether they were eligible for ESA. The previous benefits included Incapacity Benefit, Severe Disablement Allowance and Income Support. In 2013, the Department was made aware of individual cases which were transferred in error to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Maladministration (7 Dec 2017)

Sarah Newton: The Department estimates that around 270,000 cases need to be looked at again and that around 75,000 of those cases (5% of the population transferred over from incapacity benefits) may have been underpaid. The Department has already started contacting individuals to establish if there has been an underpayment of premiums and a small number of claims have already been corrected and the arrears...

Improving Lives: The Future of Work, Health and Disability - Statement (30 Nov 2017)

Baroness Buscombe: As the noble Lord, Lord Low, will know, employment and support allowance was introduced in 2008 to replace incapacity benefit and income support. Since the ESA, as we call it, was introduced, we have conducted five independent reviews of the work capability assessment and have accepted and implemented the majority of recommendations. As to cuts, we spend more than £50 billion a year on...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (28 Nov 2017)

Frank Field: ..., what steps his Department is taking to reimburse claimants of Employment and Support Allowance who were subject to payment miscalculations between 2011 and 2015 when those people were moved from incapacity benefit and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (20 Nov 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: Data for Liverpool, Walton constituency are not available. Table 1. Families currently in receipt of one or more benefit Families in millions NorthWest England Families with 3 or more children 0.1 0.9 Source: Family Resources Survey 2015/16The figures in Table 1 are estimates derived from the Family Resources Survey. The Family Resources Survey is designed to provide...

Universal Credit - Motion to Take Note (16 Nov 2017)

Lord Shinkwin: ...will to introduce universal credit. This is a monumental step change which is putting our welfare system on to a sustainable footing for the future. I come to this issue as someone who is a benefit claimant. In the past I have claimed incapacity benefit and I claim disability living allowance now to help meet the extra costs of my disability, so I declare a vested interest. Indeed, I...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (26 Oct 2017)

Damian Hinds: ...no work requirements; 10,000 UC claimants with planning for work conditionality and 12,900 UC claimants preparing for work (DWP statistics). In addition as of February 2017 there were 2.4 million incapacity related claimants (Employment and Support Allowance and Incapacity Benefit); 610,000 Income Support claimants and 810,000 Carer’s Allowance claimants receiving payment (DWP...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (11 Oct 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: .../employment-and-sup port-allowance-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessment From these statistics Table 1a provides outcomes of ESA initial assessments by region and Table 11 provides outcomes of Incapacity Benefit reassessment, adjusted for appeal outcome, by region and local authority. Information on all ESA outcomes by parliamentary constituency and initial and repeat claims to ESA by...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Sep 2017)

Theresa May: I remind the right hon. Gentleman that we spend more than £50 billion on benefits to support disabled people and people with health conditions. As a share of GDP, our public spending on disability and incapacity is the second highest in the G7. I suggest, therefore, that he thinks again on this matter. On public sector pay, I said to the right hon. Gentleman only last week, I think, when...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (7 Sep 2017)

Dominic Raab: The table below contains the information requested up to March 2017, the latest period for which figures are available Venue Month Benefit type Number hearing clearances4 Number of adjournments5 Blackburn1 January 2016 PIP2 31 ~6 ESA3 25 ~ February 2016 PIP 17 0 ESA 27 ~ March 2016 PIP 30 ~ ESA 43 ~ April 2016 PIP 33 ~ ...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (5 Sep 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: ...;denotes figures that are zero or less than 50.The information is provided for Work Capability Assessment decisions made from October 2008, for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), and from March 2011, for Incapacity Benefit reassessments (IBR), to December 2016; the latest data available at time of request.The outcome recorded is the final DWP Decision Maker’s decision or the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Parkinson's Disease (5 Sep 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: ...ill and also where the prognosis is unknown.The information is provided for Work Capability Assessment decisions made from October 2008, for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), and from March 2011, for Incapacity Benefit reassessments (IBR), to December 2016; the latest data available at time of request.The outcome recorded is the final DWP Decision Maker’s decision or the...


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