Employment and Support Allowance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 8th March 2017.

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Photo of Roger Godsiff Roger Godsiff Labour, Birmingham, Hall Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of employment and support allowance claimants who will fall below the poverty line as a result of recent changes in support to the work-related activity group.

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

There will be no cash losers among those who are already in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and we aim to protect existing ESA claimants who temporarily leave the benefit to try out work and then return to ESA.

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