Latest DWP guidance on voluntary work and expenses (JSA and ESA) + UC

The DWP has disclosed it’s internal guidance on volunteering, specifically:

The disclosure letter also says:

“Further information can be found in the Decision Makers Guide … Sections which may be relevant to your enquiry can be found in chapter 13 paragraph 13931, chapter 20 paragraph 20467, chapter 26 paragraph 26183 and chapter 28 paragraph 28388.

As you will see from the enclosed information, only expenses which are reasonably incurred whilst carrying out voluntary work can be accepted.” FoI ref: 2373 DWP Central FOI Team 12 June 2015  https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/volunteering_whilst_on_benefits#incoming-663958

See also:

Voluntary Work: Remember under JSA and Universal Credit you can do it 35hrs full-time

Let’s keep volunteering voluntary

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