Mental Illness: Jobseeker's Allowance

Department of Health written question – answered on 17th November 2015.

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Photo of Alison McGovern Alison McGovern Labour, Wirral South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on support for people with mental health conditions who claim jobseeker's allowance.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Minister of State, Department of Health

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Secretary of State for Health met on 3 June this year where they agreed to greater cross government working between our respective Departments. Both Departments have established a joint working unit and next year will launch a range of voluntary mental health and employment pilots to support claimants with, or at risk of developing a mental health condition to retain and return to employment.

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