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Jobcentres: Wallasey

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 22590, tabled on 14 January 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to reimburse claimants who use the Wallasey Jobcentre Plus in Liscard for the additional cost of travel to an alternative site when that office closes.

Answered on

22 January 2016

Assessment is made on the impact to claimants of any relocation of DWP business. Should the closure go ahead, the move would be 2 miles and approx. 20 minutes travel by public transport,to Birkenhead Jobcentre Plus. Depending on the claimant’s circumstances, reimbursement of additional costs would be considered if claimants were expected to attend an appointment at the Jobcentre that does not fall on their official signing day.