Work Programme

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 12th January 2017.

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Photo of Carol Monaghan Carol Monaghan Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (Public Services and Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether a person starting their own business is required to stay on the Work Programme in order to continue to receive related benefits.

Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Once referred, a claimant will stay on the Work Programme for two years, as long as they continue to claim out of work benefits.

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