Jeremy Lefroy – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Work and Pensions

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Jeremy Lefroy on 2015-10-09.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what analysis his Department has carried out on the comparative living costs of people (a) in the work related activity group of employment and support allowance and (b) on jobseeker’s allowance.

Priti Patel

The Department has not carried out any analysis on the comparative living costs of these two groups.

If claimants experience additional costs as a result of their illness or disability, they may be eligible to claim Personal Independence Payment (PIP) which we have exempted from the Benefit cap and will continue to uprate by inflation.