people make claims for benefit & tax credits"
"Giving advice on which other benefits & tax credits people
"Giving support to claimants currently receiving benefits &
Department of Social Security (DSS)
The DSS has transformed mainly
to The Department of Work and Pensions.
However, items published before 7th June 2001 are published on the
Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)
||The DWP was formed on 8th June 2001
from parts of the former Department of Social Security, parts of the
former Department for Education and Employment and the Employment
Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) - Questions
||This answers questions about the
DWP itself as a Department.
DWP Decision Makers Guide (DMG)
||The Decision Makers Guide is written
primarily for decision-makers who deal with the daily flow of claims,
questions and appeals related to social security benefits. (It no
longer covers tax credits, which are dealt with on the Inland Revenue
|The DWP Decision
Makers Guide (DMG) Memos and Letters
||Memos and Letters are issued as
a supplement to the DMG.
|Use this listing to read or download
a range of Department of Social Security publications. Select the
appropriate year (1997 to 2001) to get a complete list, sorted by
date, title, category or agency. (It is only worth providing links
for the last 2 years here).
benefits and services
||This A-Z listing gives you information
about DSS benefits and services. Simply select the relevant letter.
||The information held in GBI is for
guidance only. It does not cover all the rules for all the benefits
for every situation, nor does it provide a full interpretation of
the rules. It should not be treated as a complete and authoritative
statement of the law.
Benefit Information - Information by Benefit
||Covers about 4 dozen benefits &
Benefit Information - Information by Client Groups
||Eg: Bereaved Persons, Carers, Lone
Parent, Low Earners, Pensioners, Sick/Disabled, Students, 16/17 Year
Olds, Unemployed People aged 18 - 24, Unemployed People aged 25 or
Benefit Information - Information by Event
||Eg: Bereavement, Capital, Change
of Address, Disablement, Going Abroad, Hospital Admission, Leaving
School, College etc, Pregnancy, Starting Work
(your entitlement to Benefits and Tax Credits)
All Benefit Information, Rates and Calculators are at Year 2000-2001
Rates and are therefore out of date. Uprating will be applied if finance
for the Site is secured.
||The Appeals Service aims to provide
all who use or rely upon the agency with a mdern, professional and
prompt service which is focused on providing customers with an impartial
re-examiniation of the decision under appeal.
||The Inland Revenue is responsible,
under the overall direction of Treasury Ministers, for the efficient
administration of income tax, tax credits, corporation tax, capital
gains tax, petroleum revenue tax, inheritance tax, national insurance
contributions and stamp duties.
Inland Revenue - Tax Credits
||Eg: Working Families' Tax Credit,
Disabled Person's Tax Credit, Children's Tax Credit.
Revenue Decision Maker's Guide Notice
Makers Guide: Main Contents
|This manual contains guidance which
has been prepared for the staff of the Inland Revenue. It is being
published for the information of taxpayers and their advisors in accordance
with the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information.
On-line tax calculators (pensions, benefits in kind, etc)
||Eg: Do you qualify for Working Families
Tax Credit? Do you qualify for Disabled Persons Tax Credit? Do you
qualify for Children's tax credit? (And many others).
calculator - Working families tax credit
||Put in income, capital, children,
etc and out comes the entitlement.
Decisions of the Commissioners and Courts
||"Decisions of the Commissioner"
contains reported decisions of the Social Security and Child Support
Commissioners in Great Britain that have been published since 1991,
available in 2-year publications.
||Neligan's Digest is a summary of
important reported decisions of the Social Security Commissioners.
Severe Disablement Allowance has been abolished for for new claimants.
and leaflets, Online
||The site intends to provide information
and resources relating to debt and debt problems within the United
Kingdom. Among our offerings are benefits information, online calculators,
information about debt and a series of links to other useful sites
for debt and finance information. Calculators for: Child Benefit,
Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit.
Living Allowance (DLA) and mental health
||You don't have to be "disabled"
to claim Disability Living Allowance. If you have a physical or mental
health problem that affects your everyday activities, then you may
be able to claim DLA. In spite of the name of this site, it has pages
about physical health as well.
Law Guide to Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance
||Based on work by Derbyshire County
Council Welfare Rights Service.
Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG)
Department of the Environment,Transport and the Regions
|These grants are available from
Local Councils and are designed to make the houses and flats of the
UK better for people with disabilities. There are mandatory grants
which councils have to award and discretionary grants which are, on
the whole, very difficult to obtain.
|The aim is to break the link between
poverty and disability.
NOW - Equipment for living and benefits advice
||This site enables you to assess
yourself for Disability Living Allowance or Attendance Allowance before
you actually apply. You can find out whether you qualify and at what
rate you are likely to be paid. There is a lot about DLA and AA here.
There are also discussion forums.
||This is a site for all those working
in the field of housing benefits and /or social housing and welfare
benefits/welfare rights. The site's main focus will be housing benefits.
Includes: Appeals, Decision Making, Discretionary Housing Payments
(also known as Discretionary Financial Assistance), Fraud, Rent restrictions,
Overpaid housing benefit and excess council tax benefit, Rent Officer
Arrangements, Supporting People, Verification Framework, Data Protection,
Freedom of Information, Human Rights
Benefits Entitlements & The Law
||Benefit Rates, JSA Law and where
to find further In-Depth Information.
Benefit and Council Tax Benefit for disabled students
||A page at "Skill
- promoting equality in education, training and employment for disabled
people". There is an
Information Sheet List describing various other assistance for
Benefits by Ferret
Benefits is an on-line calculator that shows you which social security
benefits and tax credits you (and your family) can probably claim.
Because its possible to claim various benefits while in work, Web
Benefits also shows how much you can earn and still claim some amount
of the benefit. If you are not working at the moment, you will be
able to see which benefits you could claim if you started a job.
||The Welfare Wizard is a welfare
benefit calculator/forecaster and a benefit entitlement checker. It
collects information from the user on intuitive forms and calculates
the chosen benefit. There are also 'checkers' that do the hard work
for you such as the disability checker, which works out all disability
premiums and amounts, and the new housing costs checker.
Serving the Disability Advice Network
dial UK is a national organisation for a network of 140 local Disability
Information and Advice Line services (DIALs) run by and for disabled
people. Last year DIALs helped over a quarter of a million disabled
people. DIAL information and advice services are based throughout
the UK and provide information and advice to disabled people and
others on all aspects of living with a disability. All DIAL services
are currently working to meet strict new quality standards.