Guidance

Decision makers’ guide: Vols 13 and 14: State Pension Credit: staff guide

Guidance for DWP decision makers on decision making and appeals.

Documents

DMG Vol 13 Ch 77: Conditions of entitlement, membership of the household and normal amount payable

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DMG Vol 13 Ch 78: State Pension Credit: additional amounts and special groups

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DMG Vol 13 Ch 79: Payment questions

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DMG Vol 13 Ch 80: Transitional provisions

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DMG Vol 13 Ch 81: This chapter is spare

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DMG Vol 13 Ch 82: This chapter is spare

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DMG Vol 13: Amendment 37, June 2016

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DMG Vol 13: Amendment 36, February 2016

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DMG Vol 13: Amendment 35, October 2015

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DMG Vol 13 Amendment 34 – June 2015

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DMG Vol 14 Ch 83: Assessed income periods

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DMG Vol 14 Ch 84: Deemed weekly income from capital

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DMG Vol 14 Ch 85: Income other than earnings

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DMG Vol 14 Ch 86: Earnings

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DMG Vol 14: Amendment 40, June 2016

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DMG Vol 14: Amendment 39, February 2016

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DMG Vol 14: Amendment 38, October 2015

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DMG Vol 14 Amendment 37 – 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: