Helpful Links to Welfare Reform Websites

All Welfare Reform information is available at www.dwp.gov.uk at a click of a button. There are easy links from the title page to tailored information for customers. Other direct links to information on the key elements of the forthcoming changes are listed below:

Universal Credit

As the Welfare Reform Bill progresses through Parliament, you can find notes to set out key elements of policy relating to Universal Credit to provide greater clarity at http://www.dwp.gov.uk/policy/welfare-reform/universal-credit/

Personal Independence Payment

For published briefing notes that set out key elements of policy and delivery about Personal Independence Payment look at www.dwp.gov.uk/pip as well as for links to updates on the assessment criteria. A list of frequently asked questions, including some 'myth busters' can also be found at: www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/personal-independence-payment-faqs.pdf

ESA time-limiting

More information on ESA time limit can be found on the DWP website at www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/esa-changes.pdf

Benefits cap

From April 2013, a cap will be introduced on the total amount of benefit that working age people can receive. Details can be found at www.dwp.gov.uk/adviser/updates/benefit-cap/

Get Britain Working

For details of the Get Britain Working measures and the Work Programme go to www.dwp.gov.uk/policy/welfare-reform/get-britain-working/#britain

Changes to State Pension age: effect on concessionary benefits

Includes a State Pension age calculator to find out when someone can get their State Pension and also when they can get their free bus pass:


The Citizen's Advice Bureaux also publish information and advice at: