Restart Scheme

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 29 March 2023.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Labour/Co-operative, York Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons Universal Credit claimants will wait nine months to be considered for Restart.

Photo of Guy Opperman Guy Opperman The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Restart scheme is designed to support people who are long term unemployed who might need extra help to move back into employment.

Universal Credit claimants can be considered for Restart after 9 months.

Early access to the Restart scheme can be considered on a case by case basis, where conversations with a Work Coach suggest this is the most appropriate route for an individual.

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