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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Greater Manchester (14 Dec 2017)

Damian Hinds: We do not hold the requested data. The Department is not currently transferring claimants from legacy benefits (including those in receipt of Tax Credits) where their circumstances have not changed to Universal Credit. We will start this process in 2019 and it will be completed in 2022.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Polygamy (14 Dec 2017)

Damian Hinds: Universal Credit does not recognise polygamous marriages. In Universal Credit, a person who is not party to the earliest existing marriage has to claim as a single person on the basis of their own circumstances, as opposed to being treated as part of a couple. This is a simpler approach that is easier to administer and avoids complexity within the structure of the benefit.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Suicide (14 Dec 2017)

Damian Hinds: The information requested is not available.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Coventry South (14 Dec 2017)

Damian Hinds: I refer the Member to the answer given on 7 December 2017 in response to PQ 118269.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Food Banks (14 Dec 2017)

Damian Hinds: There are no such plans.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobseeker's Allowance (14 Dec 2017)

Damian Hinds: The government has no plans to abolish waiting days for Jobseeker’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (14 Dec 2017)

Damian Hinds: The information is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. Such information that is available for managed payments to landlords can be found in the Universal Credit statistics published here: https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/ Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at: https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (13 Dec 2017)

Damian Hinds: Early Years Education for Disadvantaged 2 Year Olds is a policy of the Department for Education which aims to ensure that less advantaged children can benefit from high quality early education by providing 15 hours of free early years education and childcare. Entitlement to early education is based on criteria set by the Department for Education. The Department for Work and Pensions has a...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (13 Dec 2017)

Damian Hinds: For all declarations to 6th December 2017 the average length of time from registration to declaration was 2 days.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (13 Dec 2017)

Damian Hinds: Over 80% of people are satisfied with their experience of Universal Credit and are comfortable managing their finances. The main route to access Universal Credit is through digital channels and 99% of Universal Credit claims are made online. Wi-Fi and computers are available in Jobcentres across the country, including 8000 additional computers installed to support the introduction of...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (13 Dec 2017)

Damian Hinds: As announced by the Secretary of State in his Oral Statement, to accommodate the changes in the scope of Universal Credit announced in the Budget, it has been necessary to make changes to the rollout plan. We have carefully revised the rollout plan to ensure we continue safely and gradually to rollout this important welfare reform, and this will mean a slight change in date for when...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (13 Dec 2017)

Damian Hinds: The information requested is not available.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (13 Dec 2017)

Damian Hinds: The information requested is not available.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Apprentices: Social Security Benefits (13 Dec 2017)

Damian Hinds: The information requested is not available.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Veterans (12 Dec 2017)

Damian Hinds: DWP uses Service Medical Board evidence so a severely disabled person does not have to undergo additional examinations for Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit purposes.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Bell Pottinger Group (12 Dec 2017)

Damian Hinds: No representations were received by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, or his Ministers from Bell Pottinger.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentres: Telephone Services (12 Dec 2017)

Damian Hinds: No representations have been received. The delivery of the scripted New Claim service by Capita allows Jobcentre staff to focus on helping customers into work.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentres: Coventry (12 Dec 2017)

Damian Hinds: There are currently no confirmed plans to visit Cofa Court Jobcentre in Coventry in 2018.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Glasgow North East (12 Dec 2017)

Damian Hinds: Work is the best route out of poverty, and Universal Credit supports parents to move into and progress in work, and raises the income of families. Since 2010 the number of children growing up in households where no one works has fallen by half a million.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (12 Dec 2017)

Damian Hinds: I refer the Member to the answer given on 12 December 2017 to PQ 7537.


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