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The Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2008

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Taking part in a work-focused interview

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57.  (1)  A claimant is regarded as having taken part in a work-focused interview if the claimant—

(a)attends for the interview at the place and at the date and time notified in accordance with regulation 56;

(b)provides information, if requested by the Secretary of State, about any or all of the matters set out in paragraph (2);

(c)participates in discussions to the extent the Secretary of State considers necessary, about any or all of the matters set out in paragraph (3);

(d)assists the Secretary of State in the completion of an action plan.

(2) The matters referred to in paragraph (1)(b) are—

(a)the claimant’s educational qualifications and vocational training;

(b)the claimant’s work history;

(c)the claimant’s aspirations for future work;

(d)the claimant’s skills that are relevant to work;

(e)the claimant’s work-related abilities;

(f)the claimant’s caring or childcare responsibilities; and

(g)any paid or unpaid work that the claimant is undertaking.

(3) The matters referred to in paragraph (1)(c) are—

(a)any activity the claimant is willing to undertake which may make obtaining or remaining in work more likely;

(b)any such activity that the claimant may have previously undertaken;

(c)any progress the claimant may have made towards remaining in or obtaining work;

(d)any work-focused health-related assessment the claimant may have taken part in; and

(e)the claimant’s opinion as to the extent to which the ability to remain in or obtain work is restricted by the claimant’s physical or mental condition.

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