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Millions of people will benefit from specific support to look for work, acquire new skills and progress into better-paid jobs.
More Tax Credit claimants will soon be asked to claim Universal Credit as the Government expands the movement of legacy benefit claimants to the modern benefit system.
First 2023/24 Cost of Living Payment dates announced
Millions of UK households will receive £301 directly from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) between 25 April and 17 May.
An extra £22 million is being invested to extend free and impartial support for people making a Universal Credit claim.
£842 million available to help families in need
Councils to be allocated money to directly help those most in need with essential food and energy costs until 31 March 2024.
DWP leads way supporting people aged over 50 at work
The DWP has signed the Age-friendly Employer Pledge, a nationwide programme run by the Centre for Ageing Better to promote age inclusive working practices.
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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.
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