Social Security Advisory Committee

I needed to find out if a person has been on SSI disability for about 7 years or so guessing, 48 years old. She has medicade which is fine except for a few things Medicade don’t cover which is eye exam and glasses, for adults, hearing, or dentures. I heard some people talking about Medicare advantage plan, but it’s got to be I believe a certain kind of disability!

Therefore, as well as establishing those matters necessary under section 112 it is also necessary to prove that the particular falsehood contained in the document or information is material, i.e. “material to the entitlement of the claimant to benefit”. The SSAA 1992 does not allow the DWP to delegate the function of determining the sufficiency of evidence date or issuing Section 116 SSAA certificates in respect of DWP benefit offences to LA officers. This applies in all cases where an LA officer has investigated DWP offences and includes where the LA investigator is authorised under Section 109A of the SSAA and acting as service provider to the DWP as part of SFIS.

Under Section 116 of the SSAA 1992 , the Secretary of State (in practice the fraud Investigator’s manager, acting on delegated authority) not the prosecutor, decides when the 3 month period commences for the purpose of extending limitation. The fraud investigator’s manager will issue and sign a certificate providing the date on which sufficient evidence to justify a prosecution came to the attention of the Secretary of State. DWP FES can determine the sufficiency of evidence date and issue certificates under Section 116 of the SSAA 1992 for summary offences in connection with social security. Social security is defined in SSAA 1992 and includes Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit.

In failure to report changes of circumstances offences it is not enough to simply show that the change in circumstances “possibly” affected the defendant’s entitlement to benefit. It is necessary to show to the criminal standard of proof that the change “did” in fact affected this entitlement (see King v Kerrier DC EWHC 500 ). Section 111A – a person other than the recipient of the claimant’s benefit dishonestly causing or allowing the recipient to fail to promptly notify a change in circumstances affecting the claimant’s entitlement to benefit.

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However, if you are suffering from a terminal or serious illness, the increased monthly benefit for delaying Social Security might not be worth it. How could those aspects of social security be changed in order to achieve these outcomes? For example, taking a more consistent approach to administering social security, providing enhanced support to claimants, redesigning benefits or creating new ones. Income-based JSA is means-tested and non-contributory and is paid for as long as the person satisfies the conditions of entitlement.

This depends on your nationality, your activity in UK, and whether you have previously paid UK National Insurance contributions. For queries or advice about historical, social or cultural records relating to Northern Ireland, use the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland enquiry service. Don’t include any personal or financial information, for example National Insurance, credit card numbers, or phone numbers.

People who are in receipt of means-tested benefits are automatically entitled to claim HB. The assessment determines whether a person has a limited capability to undertake some form of work. People claiming ESA may be required to provide information from their doctor as well as completing a questionnaire to complete. In most cases people are required to attend a medical examination with a doctor or other approved medical practitioner from the DWP Medical Services. Are severely mentally impaired, have severe behavioural problems, and qualify for the highest rate of the DLA care component.

The limitation periods for Section 112 and Section 112 of the Act offences are set out in Section 116 and of the SSAA 1992. Section 111 is very much an offence of last resort and is used when it is clear that the information provider wilfully will not provide FES with the information that has been requested. A person guilty of any of the above offences is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 3 months or to both. The benefit recipient dishonestly failed to give prompt notification of the change in circumstances in the prescribed manner to the prescribed person. Where a charge under Section 111A of the SSAA has been preferred, the acceptance of a plea of guilty to a lesser count under Section 112 of the SSAA will rarely be justified in the absence of a change in circumstances that could not have been foreseen at the time of charge.