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Social Security Benefits: Disability

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 24701, tabled on 24 June 2022

To ask the the Secretary of State of Work and Pensions, if she will she commit to further reform of disability benefits assessments to ensure that disabled and seriously unwell people receive the benefits they need to live on and cover the additional costs of their disability or condition.

Answered on

5 July 2022

We continue to look at our benefit processes and procedures to ensure the claimant experience is what disabled people and people with health conditions rightly expect and deserve.

Detailed proposals will be brought forward in a White Paper later this year. This will set out how we can better enable people to start, stay and succeed in work and live more independently and outline the changes to the benefits system to better address reform to the assessment process.

Disabled people will receive a Disability cost of living payment of £150 and over 8 million households on means tested benefits will receive a payment of £650 this year.