Department for Work and Pensions

Latest from the Department for Work and Pensions

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 around 20 million claimants and customers.

DWP is a ministerial department, supported by 13 agencies and public bodies.

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Policy papers and consultations

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Our ministers

Our management

Permanent Secretary
Change and Resilience Director General and Senior Responsible Owner Universal Credit
Director General, Chief Digital and Information Officer
Director General, Corporate Transformation
Director-General for Disability, Health and Pensions
Director General, Finance
Director General for Labour Market Policy and Implementation (jobshare)
Director General for Labour Market Policy and Implementation (jobshare)
Director General, People and Capability
Director General, Service Excellence
Director General, Work and Health Services
Lead non-executive director
Non-executive board member
Non-executive board member
Universal Credit Programme Board Chair
Non-executive board member
Non-executive board member
Non-executive board member

Contact DWP

Jobcentre Plus

Contact your nearest office
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The Pension Service

Contact your pension centre
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Disability Service Centre

Get advice or information about a claim you’ve already made for Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance or Personal Independence Payment.
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Media enquiries

For journalists
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Policy enquiries

Send a question to the DWP ministerial correspondence team.
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Address legal documents to the Government Legal Department.
Contact your benefit office for enquiries about your benefit claim.

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 using the details below.

Freedom of Information requests

Make a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.
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Corporate information

Jobs and contracts

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