Published by Hannah Wooderson for 24dash.com in Central Government
Monday 26th October 2009 – 9:39am
Benefits reforms are ‘family friendly’
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Welfare reforms forcing single parents to look for work or risk losing benefits are “family friendly”, Work and Pensions Secretary Yvette Cooper said today.
From today, lone parents whose youngest children are aged 10 or 11 will be switched from Income Support to the tougher Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) which is paid at the same rate but requires them to attend fortnightly JobCentre interviews and show they have applied for jobs or lose benefits.