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Social Security Benefits

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 25th February 2013.

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Photo of Gordon Banks Gordon Banks Labour, Ochil and South Perthshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 10 January 2013, Official Report, column 457W, on social security benefits: hyperactivity, for what reason benefit advice is not provided in respect of specific medical conditions.

Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

It would not be appropriate for DWP staff to provide benefits advice on specific medical conditions as they are not medically trained or qualified to do so.

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