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Social Security Benefits: Religious Orders

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 21st June 2018.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish the sections of her Department's decision maker's guide that are relevant in exercising judgement on benefit entitlement by claimants who are (a) members of and (b) maintained by religious orders.

Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Department’s Decision Makers Guidance is available on www.gov.uk. For Decision Makers dealing with claimants who are (a) members of and (b) maintained by religious orders, the relevant guidance is in Chapter 24 (Income Support and Jobseeker’s Allowance, paragraphs 24170 to 24177), Chapter 54 (Employment and Support Allowance, paragraphs 54170 to 54177, Chapter 78 (State Pension Credit, paragraphs 78680 to 78693) and Chapter E3 (Universal Credit, paragraphs E3010 to E3016).

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