Ministerial role

Minister of State for Disabled People


The Minister of State for Disabled People is responsible for:

  • cross-government disability issues and strategy
  • Employment and Support Allowance, Work Capability Assessment and Incapacity Benefit Reassessment Programme
  • disability benefits (Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment and Attendance Allowance)
  • carers
  • appeals reform
  • fraud and error (including debt management)

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Mark Harper MP

    • 2014 to 2015
  2. The Rt Hon Mike Penning MP

    • 2013 to 2014


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  1. National Grid joins government’s Disability Confident campaign

    • Press release
  2. Independent Living Fund reappointment of Chair and Vice Chair of board of trustees

    • Press release
  3. Improved specialist employment scheme will double number of disabled people supported into work

    • Press release
  4. £100,000 boost for tech innovators seeking to improve disabled people’s lives

    • Press release
  5. Creating inclusive buildings and design

    • Press release
  6. 400 more disabled people in work every day

    • Press release
  7. Accessible Britain Challenge Awards 2015 shortlist announced

    • Press release
  8. Make every town Disability Confident: MPs called on to support disability employment drive

    • Press release
  9. DWP fraud busters win industry accolade

    • Press release
  10. Benefit fraud clampdown as maximum penalty to be more than doubled

    • Press release