Welfare reform


  1. Carer's Allowance claim form

    Use this form to claim Carer’s Allowance by post if you can’t claim online.

  2. UC50 form: Universal Credit capability for work questionnaire

    Only fill in this capability for work questionnaire (UC50) if you’re asked to do so, this is not a claim form.

  3. Universal Credit: Landlord request for a managed payment or rent arrears deduction

    If a tenant is having difficulty paying their rent, fill in the UC47 form through the online service to request payment of rent from a tenant’s Universal Credit.

  4. Capability for work questionnaire

    Only fill in this capability for work questionnaire (ESA50) if you’re asked to do so – this is not a claim form.

  5. Carer's Credit application form

    An application form for Carer's Credit to print and fill in with a pen.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Universal Credit advances
  2. 'New Style' Employment and Support Allowance
  3. Universal Credit and other benefits
  4. Claiming Discretionary Housing Payments
  5. The Personal Independence Payment (PIP) toolkit
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News and communications

  1. The Future of the Labour Market
  2. You're hired!
  3. End to unnecessary benefit reassessments for disabled pensioners
  4. Closing the gap between intention and experience
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Research and statistics

  1. ESA underpayments: progress on checking
  2. Fraud and error in the benefit system: financial year 2018 to 2019 estimates
  3. ESA underpayments: forecast numbers affected, forecast expenditure and progress on checking
  4. Benefit Cap Report Northern Ireland
  5. Universal Credit: 29 April 2013 to 14 March 2019
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Claimant Commitment
  2. Work and Health Programme statistics: publication proposals
  3. Moving claimants to Universal Credit from other working age benefits
  4. Universal Credit experimental statistics: future developments
  5. Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment second independent review: government response
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Recovery data for the 2008 Diffuse Mesothelioma Scheme
  2. Work Programme adjustment of referrals
  3. Social Fund account 2015 to 2016
  4. Social Fund account 2014 to 2015
  5. Tackling fraud, error and debt in the benefits and tax credits system
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