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Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: Autism (21 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: The Government propose to replace disability living allowance with personal independence payment in 2013-14. We are still considering the most appropriate delivery model for the personal independence payment assessment and no decisions have yet been taken, including how it will apply to existing DLA recipients. However, we believe that advice from a suitably trained and approved individual,...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: Expenditure (21 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: On 6 December we launched a consultation on the reform of disability living allowance with the key proposal of a new benefit, to be known as personal independence payment, which will be introduced from 2013. The consultation proposed that personal independence payment will have a six-month qualifying period and a six-month prospective test. The consultation closed on 18 February. Extending...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: Fraud (21 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: The estimated level of fraud in disability living allowance for the period October 2008 to September 2009 is 0.5% (£60 million). The estimate is based on a National Benefit Review of Disability Living Allowance which was carried out in 2004-05. The latest estimates of fraud and error in the benefits system can be found at: http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd2/fem/fem_oct08_sep09.pdf No...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: West Midlands (21 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: The information requested is as follows: Disability living allowance recipients with higher rate mobility component in Coventry local authority and West Midlands-August 2010 Total Coventry 9,620 West Midlands 169,890 Notes: 1. Caseload figures are rounded to the nearest 10. 2. Totals show the number of people in receipt of an allowance and excludes cases where the...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Families (21 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: A Social Justice Cabinet Committee has been established chaired by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which seeks to tackle the underlying factors that trap people at the bottom of the social ladder, one of these factors being family breakdown. I am also looking at international models to see if there is best practice in this area which could usefully be integrated into our...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Means-tested Benefits: Peterborough (21 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: There were 7,295 children aged 15 and under in Peterborough living in households where a parent or guardian is in receipt of income support, jobseeker's allowance or pension credit in May 2008. The following table shows the number of children aged 15 and under in each electoral ward of the Peterborough city council area living in households where a parent or guardian is in receipt of income...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Autism (21 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: We are considering the delivery model for the personal independence payment assessment and no decisions have yet been taken. We recognise the importance of ensuring that the assessment process is appropriate to individual's circumstances, including individuals with autistic spectrum disorders. We are clear that if an individual is able to bring someone who knows them well with them to a...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (21 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: Under universal credit, couples living in the same household will make a joint claim for the benefit payment and we assume that ordinarily the payment will be made as a single sum to the household. In recognition of the fact that different households organise their finances and budget in different ways, we are allowing couples to decide between them whether the money goes to a joint bank...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Disability (21 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: There are no grounds for treating employment support allowance as earnings. It may be logical to treat payments such as statutory sick pay in the same way as earnings as they are paid by employers. Final decisions have not yet been made.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Disability (21 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: The Government's aim for universal credit is to simplify the current complex array of overlapping premiums to ensure that disabled people benefit from improved work incentives as well as supporting those in greatest need. The aim is that universal credit will include additional amounts that correspond to the two components currently payable in employment and support allowance.

Written Answers — Education: Children: Poverty (18 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: I have been asked to reply. There is no official or agreed definition of severe poverty. Estimates of the number and proportion of children living in poverty are published in the Households Below Average Income (HBAI) series. HBAI uses household income adjusted (or 'equivalised') for household size and composition, to provide a proxy for standard of living. HBAI presents a range of low-income...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Child Tax Credit (18 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: Support for child care costs is provided to those in receipt of working tax credit. We have announced that households which include a member that is in receipt of working tax credit will be exempt from the benefit cap. In this way the benefit cap will support our plans to ensure work pays. We are still considering the precise criteria for an equivalent exemption from the cap under universal...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Child Tax Credit (18 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: Support for child care costs is provided to those in receipt of working tax credit. We have announced that households which include a member that is in receipt of working tax credit will be exempt from the benefit cap. In this way the benefit cap will support our plans to ensure work pays. We are still considering the precise criteria for an equivalent exemption from the cap under universal...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance (18 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: There is no information available on the number of DLA recipients accessing health services or local authority services. We would expect individuals to be accessing the relevant support services, regardless of benefit receipt and do not expect the reforms to DLA to significantly impact health or local authority services. As a consequence we do not envisage these changes generating additional...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance (18 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: The Government proposes to replace disability living allowance with personal independence payment in 2013-14. We are considering the most appropriate delivery model for the personal independence payment assessment. No decisions have been taken, including how it will apply to existing DLA recipients. As part of its successful delivery, we know it will be vital to ensure that appropriate...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance (18 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: Personal independence payment will replace disability living allowance for working-age (16-64) adults from 2013 and the new objective assessment is being designed to gather information about adult needs. We want to build on the experience of developing an assessment and applying it to new and existing claimants of working-age to inform our decisions about the arrangements for children....

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: Care Homes (18 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: The Government's policy with regard to care home residents and their eligibility for DLA mobility is to remove any overlap of funding. We remain committed to promoting control as well as supporting independence in line with existing regulations. Local authorities contract with care homes to meet the assessed needs of disabled people that fall within their eligibility criteria. Care homes must...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: Autism (18 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: We know it is essential that the assessment accurately captures the needs of disabled people with autistic spectrum disorders and this is something that the development group is considering. We are considering the delivery model for the personal independence payment assessment and no decisions have yet been taken, although we recognise the importance of ensuring that the assessment process is...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Fit for Work (18 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: A person is found to be 'fit for work' if they do not have limited capability for work. They may be eligible to claim jobseeker's allowance. A key factor in determining eligibility for employment and support allowance (ESA) is the work capability assessment (WCA), which is used to determine a claimant's capability for work. Following a determination that the claimant has 'limited capability...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Independent Living Fund (18 Mar 2011)

Maria Miller: The independent living fund is a discretionary trust and payments from the fund do not take precedence over the responsibility of the local authority to make an assessment of a user's needs. Local authorities have the statutory responsibility to provide social care support to their residents including the assessment of those requiring residential care.


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