Department For Work & Pensions

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK’s biggest public service department it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to over 22 million claimants and customers. DWP is a ministerial department, responsible for: • understanding and dealing with the causes of poverty rather than its symptoms • encouraging people to work and making work pay • encouraging disabled people and those with ill health to work and be independent • providing a decent income for people of pension age and promoting saving for retirement • providing value for money and reducing levels of fraud and error • reducing work-related death and serious injury in workplaces through the Health and Safety Executive
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