What we do

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK’s biggest public service department it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to over 22 million claimants and customers.

DWP is a ministerial department, supported by 14 agencies and public bodies.

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Our policies

  1. Helping people to find and stay in work

    How the government is getting Britain working and helping people break the cycle of benefit dependency.

  2. Helping households to cut their energy bills

    How we're helping households to save on their energy bills and supporting people in fuel poverty.

  3. Helping to reduce poverty and improve social justice

    How the government is working to help people overcome complex problems that lead to poverty, to help them change the course of their lives

See all our policies

Our ministers

Our management

Contact DWP

Jobcentre Plus

Contact your nearest office

The Pension Service

Contact your pension centre

Media enquiries

For journalists

Official address

Caxton House
Tothill Street


Address legal documents to DWP Litigation Division.

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question
  3. Make a new request by contacting us at:

Freedom of Information requests

Caxton House
Tothill Street


High profile groups within DWP

Corporate information

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme. Find out about our commitment to publishing in the Welsh language scheme. Our Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information. Read our policy on Social media use.