Department for Work and Pensions

Latest from the Department for Work and Pensions

  1. List of upcoming ad hoc statistical releases
  2. Direct Earnings Attachment: an employers' guide
  3. Universal Credit and childcare

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What the Department for Work and Pensions does

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 15 agencies and public bodies.

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Documents

Our ministers

Our management

Peter Schofield
Peter Schofield
Permanent Secretary
Jonathan Mills
Director General, Policy Group
Nick Joicey
Director General, Finance
Simon McKinnon
Director General, Chief Digital and Information Officer
Debbie Alder
Director General, People and Capability
John Paul Marks
Director General, Work and Health Services
Emma Haddad
Director General, Service Excellence
Neil Couling CBE
Change Director General and Senior Responsible Owner Universal Credit

Contact DWP

Jobcentre Plus

Contact your nearest office
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The Pension Service

Contact your pension centre
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Media enquiries

For journalists
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Official address and policy enquiries

Caxton House
Tothill Street
London
SW1H 9NA
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Address legal documents to DWP Litigation Division.
Contact your benefit office for enquiries about your benefit claim.

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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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

Caxton House
Tothill Street
London
SW1H 9NA
United Kingdom

High profile groups within DWP

  1. Office for Disability Issues

Corporate information

Jobs and contracts

  1. Working for DWP
  2. Procurement at DWP
  3. Jobs

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.