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Flexible Support Fund

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 7th November 2014.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what reports he has received of false benefit off-flow claims from jobcentres involving misuse of the Flexible Support Fund; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

Since the Flexible Support Fund (FSF) was introduced in 2011/2012 the department has investigated one incident concluding that there was a link between misuse of FSF and claimants going off benefit.

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