AQW 3672/17-22 – Medical Assessment Centres

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities what protective measures are being put in place at medical assessment centres for Personal Independence Payments, Disability Living Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance applications for people with increased health susceptibilities. [Priority Written] Minister for Communities: Minister Hargey’s announcement on 16 March confirmed that … Continue reading AQW 3672/17-22 – Medical Assessment Centres

AQW 4608/17-22 – Benefit Cap

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities how many claimants are subject to the benefit cap and cannot avail of an Administrative Welfare Supplementary Payment. Minister for Communities: The most recent statistics on the impact of the Benefit Cap were published in February 2020. At this time a total of 507 … Continue reading AQW 4608/17-22 – Benefit Cap

AQW 398/17-22 – Welfare Mitigation Measures

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities for an update on an extension of the welfare mitigation measures. Minister for Communities: My Department is taking all necessary steps to provide for an extension of the existing welfare mitigations schemes. This includes ensuring that the appropriate legislation, “New Decade, New Approach”, will … Continue reading AQW 398/17-22 – Welfare Mitigation Measures