Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|10 Mar 2020, 11:26 a.m.||Social Security Benefits: Muscular Dystrophy||Ruth Jones|
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the implications for her policies of Muscular Dystrophy UK's report entitled, Below standard: MDUK’s assessment of the benefits system, published on 28 February 2020.
Answer (Justin Tomlinson)
The Department places a strong emphasis on engaging with stakeholders to inform health and disability policy to ensure we are addressing the right problems in the welfare system. Muscular Dystrophy UK’s report entitled ‘Below standard: MDUK’s assessment of the benefits system’ offers insights into the challenges faced by people living with muscle-wasting conditions.
Government will reflect carefully on these findings in the DWP Green Paper on health and disability benefits and support.