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Disability Employment Credit

Volume 173: debated on Tuesday 5 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security whether people in receipt of the income support or housing benefit disability premium before receiving the new disability employment credit, immediately requalify for their original benefits, if they subsequently chose to leave paid employment.

The detailed arrangements for the disability employment credit are under consideration. Our proposals are set out in chapter 5 of "The Way Ahead. Benefits for Disabled People" which we published on 10 January 1990.