Guidance

Decision makers’ guide: Vol 10: Benefits for incapacity, disability, maternity and bereavement: staff guide

Guidance for DWP decision makers on decision making and appeals.

Documents

DMG Vol 10 Ch 55: Transitional provisions or the introduction of Incapacity Benefit

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DMG Vol 10 Ch 56: Incapacity Benefit

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DMG Vol 10 Ch 57: Severe Disablement Allowance

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DMG Vol 10 Ch 58: Widows Benefits

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DMG Vol 10 Ch 59: This chapter is spare

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DMG Vol 10 Ch 60: Carer’s Allowance

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DMG Vol 10 Ch 61: Attendance Allowance and Disability Living Allowance

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DMG Vol 10 Ch 62: Maternity benefits

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DMG Vol 10 Ch 63: Bereavement Benefit

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DMG Vol 10: Amendment 44, October 2016

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DMG Vol 10: Amendment 43, June 2016

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DMG Vol 10: Amendment 42

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DMG Vol 10: Amendment 41, October 2015

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DMG Vol 10: Amendment 40 – June 2015

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Detail

This guidance is for DWP staff who make decisions about benefits and pensions. It helps them make decisions that are accurate and consistent.

The introduction of Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payment affects the guidance DWP staff use.

DWP decision makers now use Advice for decision making (instead of the DMG) for decisions that involve:

  • Universal Credit
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • new style Jobseeker’s Allowance and new style Employment and Support Allowance, which are for people who are eligible for Universal Credit and are based on their National Insurance record

Why we publish this guide

We publish this guide to help people understand how we make decisions.

Information for claimants

Information for claimants about eligibility and how to claim: