§ Ms. Walley
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will reassess the benefit needs of persons aged 16 and 17 years living with parents on benefit; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Burt
Those 16 and 17-year-olds living with parents on benefit, and not in full-time education, employment or training, may in certain circumstances be eligible for income support under the severe hardship provision. When assessing any claim so made, full account is taken of parents' circumstances.