Social Security Benefits

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 14th January 2014.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Chair, Draft Modern Slavery Bill Committee, Chair, Draft Modern Slavery Bill Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance has been issued by his Department to decision makers on the awarding of short-term benefit advances.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Decision makers are provided with a range of written guidance products and support, including training and desk aids, to help them decide whether a short-term benefit advance is appropriate.

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