9 October 2006
Changes for the better have been introduced today to the rules that allow claimants of certain benefits to return to them after up to a year in work.
The main changes are that:
claimants can now start work within a month of coming off benefits rather than a week and still be covered;
there has been an increase in the period covered from 52 weeks to 104 weeks;
the need to register for Welfare to Work has been removed
Our factsheet on Work and Benefits for People with Long-Term Health Conditions has been updated to take account of the changes.