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Coronavirus: What's Changed - Minimum Income Floor
Coronavirus - Minimum Income Floor

The Social Security (Coronavirus) (Further Measures) Regulations 2020 take effect from 30th March and replace the previous Minimum Income Floor measures announced.

 

They give the DWP the discretion to:

  • Treat a claimant's Minimum Income Floor level as if it was a lower level - including zero
  • Delay making a decision on whether a claimant is in gainful self-employment
  • Treat a claimant who is in gainful self-employment as not being 
  • Extend a claimant's start-up period for as long as they consider appropriate, or
  • Exempt a claimant from any work search requirement or a work availability requirement who would normally fall in the 'all work-related requirements' conditionality group

This measure will be in place until 12th November 2020.

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