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Minimum Number of Hours of Work

To receive Employed Person's Allowance, you or your partner must be working for at least the minimum number of hours per week on average as set out below.

Typehours
Non-disabled workers
A couple where one or both of you cares for a severly disabled person 16 hours a week
A couple where one or both of you is a severely disabled person 16 hours a week
A couple where one or both of you are responsible for a child (but neither of you is severly disabled or cares for a severly disabled person) 30 hours a week
A lone parent responsible for a child 16 hours a week
Disabled workers (Contact us for advice about what this means) 16 hours a week
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