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Criminal Finances Bill: Social Security and Pensions (21 Feb 2017)

Debbie Abrahams: I will start with some general comments on the Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2017 before turning to the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2017. Clearly we support the uprating of the guaranteed minimum pension in line with prices. However, I wish to touch on issues raised in last year’s National Audit Office report on the guaranteed minimum pension and the new state...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: Lancashire (14 Feb 2017)

Julie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many appeals were lodged against decisions to refuse incapacity benefit in (a) Blackburn and Darwen, (b) Burnley, (c) Hyndburn, (d) Pendle, (e) Ribble Valley and (f) Rossendale and Chorley in (i) 2011, (ii) 2012, (iii) 2013, (iv) 2014, (v) 2015 and (vi) 2016.

Scottish Parliament: Delayed Discharge (9 Feb 2017)

...cases because we often find that what appear to be, and are, exceptionally long waits are complex situations. For example, some people who wait for very long periods are subject to the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000, so the reason for their continuing to be in hospital is completely outwith the control of our health and social care services—they are waiting for processes...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentres: Glasgow (23 Jan 2017)

Damian Hinds: ...54 new claims made to Employment and Support Allowance at Anniesland Jobcentre in December 2016. It is worth noting that the extent to which people claiming Employment and Support Allowance and Incapacity Benefits are required to attend the Jobcentre will vary depending upon the specific requirements of the benefit they receive.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentres: Glasgow (23 Jan 2017)

Damian Hinds: Holding answer received on 20 January 2017 The information as requested is not available. However, there are a total of 5,790 people claiming Employment and Support Allowance and Incapacity Benefits in Glasgow South constituency. It is worth noting that the extent to which they are required to attend the Jobcentre will vary, depending upon the specific requirements of the benefit...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentres: Glasgow (20 Jan 2017)

Damian Hinds: .... However, in the month of December 2016 there were 970 people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance and Universal Credit. This does not include people claiming Employment and Support Allowance and Incapacity Benefits as the extent to which these claimants are required to attend the Jobcentre will vary, depending upon the specific requirements of the benefit they receive.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentres: Glasgow (19 Jan 2017)

Damian Hinds: There are a total of 1,060 people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance and a total of 5,790 people claiming Employment and Support Allowance and Incapacity Benefits in Glasgow South constituency. However, the extent to which they are required to attend the Jobcentre will vary, depending upon the specific requirements of the benefit they receive. The purpose of the equality analysis and...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Medical Certificates: Fees and Charges (19 Jan 2017)

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: Jobcentres: Glasgow (17 Jan 2017)

Damian Hinds: ...and public consultation will help us determine whether we have sufficient information to assess the impact on the 5,790 people in Glasgow South who claim Employment and Support Allowance and Incapacity Benefits, as well as other people who use our services at Castlemilk and Langside Jobcentres, before any final decisions are made. It is also important for us to assess the extent to which...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentres: Glasgow (17 Jan 2017)

Damian Hinds: ...analysis as part of the detailed planning for service reconfiguration and before any final decisions are made. There are a total of 5,790 people claiming Employment and Support Allowance and Incapacity Benefits in Glasgow South who use our services to varying degrees, depending upon the type of claim they have. For example, those in the work-related activity group of Employment and...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment Schemes: Disability (16 Jan 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: Published Official Statistics showing number of starts to Work Choice by benefit claimed at referral can be accessed via the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/work-choice-statis tics-number-of-starts-and-referrals--2 These statistics show that in the 12 months to September 2016 there were 11,450 starts to Work Choice of which 6,100 were on jobseeker’s allowance...

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...


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