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NIHR Welfare Benefits Jobcentre Letter

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This document contains useful information if you are in receipt of welfare benefits and are considering paid involvement.

Part One – has information for you about what to consider when offered paid involvement. This includes where to seek expert advice about how payment may affect any welfare benefits that you receive, and suggests what to do once you have received that advice.

Part Two – is an example of a letter from the organisation that will be paying you that is addressed to Jobcentre Plus staff when you are obtaining permission for paid involvement or notifying payments received for involvement in your Universal Credit journal. The letter may be enclosed with a Permitted Work (PW1) form, if you are required to notify paid involvement prior to starting.


Publication date: 1st April 2021

Date added to Learning For Involvement: 1st April 2021



  • Involvement good practice

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