The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are responsible for the administration of a wide range of benefits. Below are four important DWP FAQ. Gte further help by calling the DWP contact number.
What Are The Benefits The DWP Administer?
These include Child Benefit, Income Support, Tax Credits, Pension Credit, and related benefits for carers, disabled people, and the bereaved.
When Are Benefits Paid?
Most benefits are paid either fortnightly or monthly, but there can be differences concerning Tax Credits, Child Benefit, Universal Credit, and Carer’s Allowance. Tax Credits can be paid weekly or every four weeks, while Child Benefit, which is normally paid every four weeks, can be paid weekly in the case of single parents, or if the claimant is also receiving other benefits. Bank holiday payments may mean dates are slightly different than usual for both Tax Credits and Child Benefit. Universal Credit is paid every month, and Carer’s Allowance is paid weekly in advance, or it’s paid every 4 or 13 weeks.
How Can I Receive My Benefit?
When you make a claim you will be asked to provide your bank, building society, or credit union account details. Your payments can then be deposited into the relevant account. Another way of receiving payment is to open a Post Office card account. This is an account that can be opened for the specific purpose of receiving benefits, or a State Pension or Tax Credits. If you have no bank account, or a Post Office card account, you’ll need to make arrangements with the relevant office, concerning how you should be paid.
What Do I Do If I Feel I Should Repay Some Benefits Or Allowances?
Though you can only repay tax credits if you’ve been overpaid, you can pay back other benefits or allowances by way of a cheque. Cheques should be made payable to the relevant department, with the date, the actual amount, and your National Insurance number included.
These are four DWP FAQ that will commonly be asked. If you are unsure about any aspect of your benefit, then you should contact your nearest office.