The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK’s biggest public service department it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to around 20 million claimants and customers.
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Written Statements are made when a current event is not sufficiently significant to require an Oral Statement, but the House is required to be informed.
|Jan. 27||Oral Questions||Oral Answers to Questions|
|Jan. 27||Topical Questions||Topical Questions|
|Jul. 23||Urgent Questions||Personal Independence Payments: Supreme Court Ruling|
|Jan. 13||Written Statements||Local Housing Allowance|
|Oct. 30||Westminster Hall||Child Poverty in Scotland|
|Jul. 02||Adjournment Debate||Unemployment and Autism|
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|Financial Guidance and Claims Act 2018||Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 10 May, 2018||27 Sep 2019, 1:57 p.m.|
|A bill to make provision establishing a new financial guidance body; to make provision about the funding of debt advice in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; and to make provision about the regulation of claims management services.|
|Current Signatures||Final Signatures||Title||Petition Deadline|
Make fair transitional state pension arrangements for 1950’s womenGov Responded - 27 Sep 2017 Debated on - 14 Dec 2017
13 Mar 2018
closed 1 year, 10 months ago
That this Government without delay recognises the need for a non-means tested bridging pension for women born on or after 6/4/1950 who are affected by the 1995 and 2011 Pension Acts and compensate those at risk of losing up to around £45,000, to also give proper notification for any future changes.
|Jan. 29||Child Support Agency quarterly summary of statistics: September 2019 (experimental)||Statistics|
|Jan. 24||Benefits and pensions for EEA and Swiss citizens in the UK||Guidance and Regulation|
|Jan. 24||Benefits and pensions for UK nationals in the EEA or Switzerland||Guidance and Regulation|
Written Questions are submitted by Members of Parliament and the House of Lords to receive information or updates from a Department.
Departments are required to respond in a timely fashion and provide a response or requested information. Written Questions can compel detailed and specific information to be produced, and are frequently used as the source of news stories about the work of a Department.
|27 Jan 2020, 3:52 p.m.||Social Security Benefits: Appeals||Gordon Henderson|
What steps she is taking with the Secretary of State for Justice to reduce the waiting time for welfare benefit tribunal appeals.
Answer (Justin Tomlinson)
DWP is working with the Ministry of Justice to develop a new digital system with a view to enabling swifter processing of appeals and a better service for all parties to the proceedings. Personal Independence Payment, Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit claimants can now submit their appeal online.