Results 1–20 of 1219 for incapacity benefit

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Incapacity Benefit (24 Apr 2018)

Sharon Hodgson: ...advice to claimants in order to ensure that as many people as possible are aware of corrections that may be necessary as a result of underpayments that may have occurred due to how a proportion of Incapacity Benefit claims were transitioned to Employment and Support Allowance between 2011 and 2014.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment Claims Review (26 Mar 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: ...incorrectly assessed and denied vital social security support. Will the Minister update the House on the progress that she is making in arranging to identify and to backdate awards to those former incapacity benefit and severe disablement allowance claimants?

Welfare Reform and Work Act — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (21 Mar 2018)

Philippa Whitford: ..., Mr Gapes. This debate marks two years since the passage of the Welfare Reform and Work Act, which received Royal Assent on 16 March 2016. It brought in several key changes: the four-year benefit freeze, a further reduction in the benefit cap, a cut to the family element of tax credits and the introduction of the two-child limit, and removal of the work-related activity group component...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (15 Mar 2018)

Esther McVey: ...December 2017 my predecessor provided a statement to the House on how the Department will be undertaking work to correct underpayments that may have occurred as a result of how a proportion of Incapacity Benefit claims were transitioned to Employment and Support Allowance between 2011 and 2014. I wanted to take this opportunity to update the House on how this work is progressing. My...

Spring Statement (13 Mar 2018)

Philip Hammond: Of course I did no such thing. [Interruption.] No, I did not. We spend more than £50 billion a year on benefits to support disabled people and people with health conditions. That is a record high, and we have spent £7.5 billion more in real terms since 2010. As a share of GDP, our public spending on disability and incapacity is the second highest in the G7. It amounts to 2.5% of our...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (8 Mar 2018)

Sarah Newton: ...; denotes zero or fewer than 50. ‘.’ denotes not applicable.The information for 2008 covers the period from October 2008 only; this is the first month for which this information is recorded.National roll-out of Incapacity Benefit Reassessments (IBR) began in March 2011. As a result, the 2011 figures for IB reassessment cover the period from March to December only.The...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: General Practitioners: Fees and Charges (5 Mar 2018)

Steve Brine: ...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...

Business of the House: Minimum depth requirement (28 Feb 2018)

Christopher Chope: ...been sent a press cutting dated April 2015 from Wiltshire, where a disabled boat owner who lived on the Kennet and Avon canal faced costs of up to £76,000 as a result of action that was taken against him by the Canal and River Trust. The individual was living on incapacity benefit and disability living allowance. Instead of allowing him to repair his boat over a period of time, the...

Disabled People and Economic Growth: City of London Corporation: Pensions (22 Feb 2018)

Rishi Sunak: we live longer and healthier lives, we want to be able to save more and make the most of our retirement. Public sector schemes such as the local government pension scheme include insurance-style benefits that help to cushion us against the most unfortunate events. There are protections when staff are made redundant, and provision for their dependants if they die in service, as well as...

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...

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