HC Deb 17 December 1996 vol 287 cc528-9W
Mr. George Howarth

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how much per year a claimant on invalidity benefit is allowed to earn under the therapeutic rule without it having any effect on his benefit; and if he will make a statement. [6901]

Mr. Burt

Incapacity benefit recipients are permitted to work for up to 16 hours per week provided that such work has been certified by their general practitioner as being beneficial to their specific medical condition. Such work will not normally affect benefit entitlement unless earnings exceed £45.50 per week.