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Long-term Incapacity Benefit

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assistance the Government are providing to long-term incapacity benefit claimants. (282360)

We have already invested heavily to support existing incapacity benefit customers into work by ensuring they can volunteer for any appropriate back to work support available in Pathways to Work. Our recent White Paper announced a strong package of new initiatives to provide further support to this group, including pilots of new innovative approaches such as the “invest to save” pathfinders recommended by David Freud.