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TOPIC: DWP ‘not ready’ for new Universal Credit powers, say MPs

DWP ‘not ready’ for new Universal Credit powers, say MPs 16 Dec 2018 11:35 #12137

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Department told it must demonstrate ‘operational capacity’ and ability to ensure claimant welfare before mass transfer begins

he Department for Work and Pensions is being urged to drop draft regulations before parliament that would permit the next stage of the rollout of Universal Credit – or face the measures being voted down.

Work and Pensions Select Committee chair Frank Field has written to Amber Rudd proposing the withdrawal of the Draft Universal Credit (Managed Migration) Regulations 2018 in the light of “deep, ongoing concerns” over the impact of the whole package on the vulnerable.

Instead, Field and select committee colleague Heidi Allen are calling on DWP to table new draft regulations to support transitional protection payments for people with severe disabilities, but delay asking for further powers until the department can demonstrate its competence to use them.

he government has argued that powers it is currently seeing are vital for it to begin the “managed migration” of existing benefits recipients who are severely disabled onto Universal Credit and provide them with top-up payments they would otherwise lose. According to the government, around 500,000 people currently receive Severe Disability Premium, which will not exist under Universal Credit.

Last month the select committee warned that DWP’s plans for the next phase of managed migration to the new benefits system, which will merge six benefits into one payment, had not been properly tested and “could plunge people further into poverty and could even leave them destitute”.

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DWP ‘not ready’ for new Universal Credit powers, say MPs 16 Dec 2018 13:40 #12141

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I`ve read that the government are supposed to be implementing this change near the end of January but as things are, Brexit is taking up their time and energy at the cost to people who are desperately seeking answers to this. I will be delaying ANY claim for UC if I lose my ESA soon after my face to face assessment because I currently get paid the LCW element of £29 a week on top of my standard ESA allowance. If I claimed UC before any appeal I may have to do, I would automatically LOSE that extra LCW element, even if I won at appeal.

The timing of all this for me is not great but it never is. can only hope for the best outcome and cross my fingers that I don`t end up being thrown into chaos if they find me fit for work again. The implications of such an event only strengthen my resolve to fight, but I could honestly do without it.
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DWP ‘not ready’ for new Universal Credit powers, say MPs 16 Dec 2018 14:31 #12145

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Its True the Brexit Chaos is devoting Attention away from other matters, As the UC Chaos rumbles on;
Its no good moaning about it, Voting a Government IN/OUT is a waste of time, Street action is our only hope left.
At the same time we Know Universal Credit is "Just the Start" More and Bigger Cuts to Benefits are on the way,
And Qualifying Criteria will be Squeezed more and more.
The Days for Anyone to Expect unconditional Hand outs for Nothing HAVE GONE;
Its a New World Out there, And We are not going to like it, Its Cruel and unfair, But I cannot see much improvement, Anytime Soon. :(
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