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Young Persons (Non-Contributory Invalidity Pension)

Volume 983: debated on Thursday 1 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, following enactment of clause 3 of the Social Security (No. 2) Bill, there will be any change in the length of time for which a young person receiving non-contributory invalidity pension may undertake work in order to assess his capacity for employment without having to wait a further 196 days before re-establishing entitlement to non-contributory invalidity pension if he is unsuccessful; and if he will make a statement.

The new provision will mean that a former recipient of contributory invalidity pension will have a period not exceeding six weeks after he relinquished the benefit during which he may reclaim without having to satisfy the 196 days qualifying condition again.