Health: Young People

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 9th May 2011.

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Photo of Margaret Curran Margaret Curran Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made of the effects of raising the participation age on the availability of benefits for young people with long-term health conditions.

Photo of Maria Miller Maria Miller The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Department is aware of the changes to the school participation age and will make any necessary changes to the eligibility rules of benefits for young people with health conditions that may be required as a result.

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