The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is UK’s largest public service department that is mandated to oversee welfare, pensions as well as child maintenance policy. Headquartered in London, it is mandated to administer the State Pension as well as a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to about 20 million claimants as well as customers. Being a ministerial department, it boasts the support of fifteen agencies as well as public bodies.
The department is responsible for eradicating poverty through understanding as well as dealing poverty causes. DWP encourages people to work and get paid for it. A country is built through dedicated work by the public. Disabled people as well as those with ill health can also be empowered to contribute to the growth of the country’s economy. The Department for Work and Pensions is also mandated with the task to empower the people with disabilities to be self-reliant.
Department for Work and Pensions is relied upon by the workforce to provide income for people of pension age as well as promote savings for retirement. It always strives to provide value for money and reduce levels of error and fraud. Its Health and Safety Executive is mandated with the task to reduce work-related death as well as serious injury in workplaces.
The department runs an effective welfare system to enable members of the public to attain financial independence through provision of guidance and assistance into employment. It recognizes the importance of saving for the future and therefore, it runs programs aimed at increasing saving habits. Efficiency and affordability in service delivery is key to success of the department.
The department provides services in various ways including The Pension Service, Jobcentre Plus, the Child Maintenance Service as well as partner organisations. In addition, the department deals with carers and disability benefits such as Attendance Allowance, Carer’s Allowance, Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA).
Jobcentre Plus program is aimed at helping people to move from benefits into work as well as help in job advertising. It handles the benefits for the unemployed people or those ones that are unable to work due to a disability or a healthy condition. Department for Work and Pensions also boasts The Pension Service which provides benefits, pensions as well as retirement information for both current and future pensioners in the United Kingdom and beyond. This includes Pension Credit, State Pension, Cold Weather Payment and Winter Fuel Payment.
Under Child Support Agency and Child Maintenance Service, children’s welfare is taken care of through financial support that caters for a child’s day to day living costs in case parents separates. For people who are having difficulties making their own arrangements, the Child Support Agency and Child Maintenance Service determines the amount of maintenance that a paying parent gives to the receiving parent. If necessary, the maintenance payments are collected on behalf of the receiving parent. Additionally, Child Maintenance Options is designed to equip parents with useful information to both parents in an effort to help them make informed decisions on child maintenance.