Guidance

Decision makers’ guide: Vol 2: International subjects: staff guide

Guidance for DWP decision makers on decision making and appeals.

Documents

DMG Vol 2 Ch 7 Part 1: Common subjects [070000 to 070899]

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DMG Vol 2 Ch 7 Part 2: AA, DLA and CA to dependency increases [070900 to 071179]

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DMG Vol 2 Ch 7 Part 3: Habitual residence and right to reside IS, JSA and SPC [071180 to 071379]

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DMG Vol 2 Ch 7 Part 4: Incapacity Benefit to Industrial Injuries Benefit [071380 to 072129]

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DMG Vol 2 Ch 7 Part 5: JSA to Retirement Pension [072130 to 072959]

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DMG Vol 2 Ch 7 Part 6: SDA, SPC, WB/Bereavement Benefit and Winter Fuel Payments [072960 to 073259]

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DMG Vol 2 Ch 7 Part 7: Offshore workers and Her Majesty's forces [073260 to 079999]

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DMG Vol 2 Annex 1: Retirement Pension frozen rates before 1 October 1989

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DMG Vol 2 Annex 2: Widow's Benefit frozen rates before 1 October 1989

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DMG Vol 2 Annex 3: Transitional provisions following the termination of the Australia/UK reciprocal agreement

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DMG Vol 2: Amendment 35, October 2016

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DMG Vol 2: Amendment 34, June 2016

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DMG Vol 2: Amendment 33, February 2016

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DMG Vol 2: Amendment 32, October 2015

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DMG Vol 2: Amendment 31, 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:

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: