Department for Work and Pensions

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Department for Work and Pensions

The UK Government department which supports its ministers (for disabled people, employment, pensions, welfare reform) in developing and implementing policies and strategies aimed at:
• People who receive benefits (the “dole”);
• People who need help to get work;
• Disabled people;
• Older people;
• People who get the State Pension.
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If the Conservatives are in a position to run town halls across Scotland, they will apply the same callous cuts to local services that Theresa May and her predecessor have applied to our UK social security system.
The UK social security benefits concerned are: child benefit, child tax credit, jobseeker's allowance (income-based), state pension credit and employment and support allowance (income-related).
People coming to the UK from the European Economic Area - the EU member states and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway - do not have unrestricted access to UK social security benefits and tax credits.
Garda Sergeant Jim O'Grady told the court the money was from UK social security payments as Folan's uncle had lived and worked in England for many years and was entitled to a British pension.
Child allowances are assessed at the usual UK social security rates.