Social Security Benefits: Dementia

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 9th September 2019.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Bob Stewart Bob Stewart Conservative, Beckenham

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of benefit application procedures on (a) claimants with Alzheimer's disease and memory loss related illnesses and (b) their family and carers.

Photo of Bob Stewart Bob Stewart Conservative, Beckenham

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will take steps to simplify the benefit claims process for (a) claimants with Alzheimer's disease and other memory loss related illnesses and (b) their families and carers.

Photo of Bob Stewart Bob Stewart Conservative, Beckenham

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her Department's policy to target early advice on benefit entitlements to (a) sufferers of Alzheimer's disease and memory loss-related illnesses and (b) their families and carers.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

There is no specific policy covering the service offer for people suffering from or impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. However, it is DWP Policy to ensure customers who may be vulnerable or who have additional support needs, including those with Alzheimer's disease, are offered extra help and advice about claiming DWP benefits. This is regularly updated through Gov.uk.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.