Social Security Benefits

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 14th March 2019.

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Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether credits for approved training can be used towards (a) the second contribution condition for contribution-based employment and support allowance and (b) contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

A person undertaking training approved by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions will be awarded Class 1 National Insurance credits. These credits will help to satisfy the second contribution condition for both contributory Employment and Support Allowance and contribution-based Jobseeker’s Allowance.

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