Guidance

Pensions and insurance tracing and Bulk Letter Forwarding service

DWP can send information from pension, insurance companies and solicitors to customers using the tracing and letter forwarding service.

Documents

Request response for customer traces (BLF1015)

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Request response for customer traces (BLF1015): Visual aid

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Details

DWP provides a tracing and letter forwarding service for pension, insurance companies and solicitors to forward beneficial information to customers, usually about pensions or insurance policies. This is called the Bulk Letter Forwarding service.

Every effort must have been made to trace the person concerned before asking us to forward any letters. There is a charge for this service.

Published 2 September 2013
Last updated 5 October 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated the 'Bulk Letter Forwarding Service Guidance'. Replaced the wording ‘We cannot forward letters on behalf of Debt Collection Agencies or Commercial Tracing Agencies’ with ‘We cannot forward letters on behalf of Debt Collection Agencies, Commercial Tracing Agencies or in respect of matrimonial and divorce matters’.

  2. Updated the 'Bulk Letter Forwarding Service Guidance' and removed 'Request an individual response for each customer' (BLF1010). Replaced the wording 'Request a Bulk reply for multiple queries' (BLF1015) with 'Request response for customer traces' (BLF1015). Also added 'Request response for customer traces (BLF1015): Visual aid' document.

  3. Updated the opening times of the Bulk Letter Forwarding service to 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

  4. Replaced the guidance and the BLF1010 and BLF1015 forms with updated versions, following a change in address and phone numbers.

  5. Changed Bulk Letter Forwarding (BLF) phone number to: 0800 15 13198.

  6. Published revised Bulk Letter Forwarding Service leaflet with added information on 'boxes of work' on page 4.

  7. Changed the postal address of the Bulk Letter Forwarding Service to - Department for Work and Pensions, Bulk Letter Forwarding Service, Mail Handling Site A, Wolverhampton, WV98 2DU

  8. Revised the bulk letter forwarding PDF - changes to payment of invoices using Automatic Credit Transfer (ACT) bank details.

  9. Removed the Bulk Letter Forwarding customer charter. It is included in the DWP customer charter.

  10. First published.