Touchbase: DWP news for advisers and intermediaries: Nov 2014

News about benefits, pensions and DWP services for people who work with or advise our customers – November 2014.

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Touchbase is a monthly publication for external organisations and people who work with or advise our customers. It has news about:

  • benefits, pensions and DWP services
  • relevant news from other government departments and agencies

This edition includes articles about:

  • MAXIMUS named as new health assessment contractor
  • new support to help reduce sickness absence
  • new drive to prevent and deter benefit fraud
  • Jobcentres pilot extra support for jobless 16 to 17 year olds
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP) reassessment reaches more postcodes
  • 3-month benefit limit for EEA jobseekers
  • more support for jobseekers

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Published 17 November 2014