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DWP research finds examination may be needed to look at how benefits system supports disabled entrepreneurs

 

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DWP research and analysis explores the experiences of self-employment for individuals with disabilities and health conditions and the types of support wanted in this area and concludes -

There may be a need to examine how well the benefit system supports disabled entrepreneurs as some individuals felt that they had been turned down for support because their earnings were too low to qualify as viable self-employment for the purposes of benefit assessments. However, at the same time, they felt that they were operating at the limit of workloads they could cope with.