Was there a change of wording for working less then 16 hours and if so when

The request is waiting for clarification. If you are R Brocklehurst, please sign in to send a follow up message.

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
I wanted to know if the wording changed on the rules concerning applications for benefit from DWP for those who qualify if they have no other income and work under 16 hours a week. I understand that the wording on the rules used to be for those who worked "16 hours or less a week". This has now apparently changed to " less than 16 hours a week". If the wording changed when did it change and what did it change from before its current iteration. What is the current form of words under this rule. Finally, does the DWP inform existing claimants of rule changes and if so how is this done? Do these rule changes require any legislation?

Yours faithfully,

Mrs R Brocklehurst

DWP freedom-of-information-requests, Department for Work and Pensions

Thank you for contacting the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
This is an automated confirmation that your request for information has
been received by the DWP Freedom of Information mailbox and will be
processed accordingly.
Please note that this mailbox is for Freedom of Information (FOI) or
Internal Review (IR) requests only – If you have submitted a non FOI or IR
related email then we may not be able to action it.
Timescales for responding
Freedom of Information (FOI) Requests
If your email is a valid FOI request, as per Section 8 of the FOI Act
2000, you can normally expect a response within 20 working days.
Internal Review (IR) Requests
You can normally expect a response within 20 working days.
We will respond to all valid FOI and IR requests within our statutory
timescales, if we are unable to do so then we will contact you to explain
why. Please note that we are not able to process your FOI or IR request in
any shorter timescales that you may indicate.
Receiving a response from us
Please note that email FOI and IR responses will be issued from
[email address]
We recommend that you add this address to your email contacts otherwise
the response may be treated as Spam or Junk by your email account
Further Information
Should you have any further queries in connection with your FOI or IR
request please contact us.
More information on the DWP can be accessed on gov.uk here –

show quoted sections


Visible links
1. https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...


1 Attachment

Dear Mrs Brocklehurst,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 8th

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team