Domestic violence and abuse: help from DWP

A guide for domestic violence and abuse victims about services from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).



This guide provides information for victims of domestic violence and abuse about the services and support offered by DWP.

This includes special conditions for:

  • Housing Benefit
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • the benefit cap
  • removal of the spare room subsidy
  • Discretionary Housing Payments
  • migrant partner support
  • child maintenance
Published 5 January 2018
Last updated 22 February 2019 + show all updates
  1. Removed Universal Credit waiting days and Universal Credit for 18 to 21 year olds information as both no longer relevant.
  2. First published.