§ 78. Mr. Fortescue
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the practice of his Department regarding the payment of supplementary benefit to claimants newly transferred from a weekly pay-roll to a monthly pay-roll.
§ Mr. Ennals
Those affected by a change of pay-roll would normally be excluded from supplementary benefit because they are in full-time work. Advance payments of wages are normally made by employers in such circumstances to prevent hardships but where urgent need arises supplementary benefit is available on a repayment basis.