DWP: Touchbase – 19 March 2021

Roundup of recent DWP announcements

Universal Credit benefits checker

We have launched a new benefits checking tool to help people who think they might be eligible for Universal Credit. It takes a few minutes, and doesn’t require any detailed information, nor does it process or store personal data. It is an easy first step for anyone who is unsure whether they want to start a claim.

See the benefits checker

Jobcentre Plus arrangements over the Easter period

On Friday 2 April and Monday 5 April Jobcentre Plus offices and phone lines will be closed.

To make sure people receive their payments on a day when Jobcentre Plus offices are open, arrangements have been made to make some payments early:

 Expected payment date              Benefits will be paid early on

 Friday 2 April    Thursday 1 April

 Monday 5 April                Thursday 1 April

If the expected payment date is not shown, customers will get their money on their usual payment date.

Help jobseekers find a rewarding role in adult social care

The Department of Health and Social Care’s national adult social care recruitment campaign is currently live.

Adult social care is a sector where job opportunities are growing and the campaign highlights the rewarding, varied and flexible roles available across the sector. It also shows people that to become a care worker, no previous experience is required as on-the-job training is provided.

For more information and to search for roles, jobseekers can visit everydayisdifferent.com.

You can support the campaign by raising awareness of the opportunities in adult social care across your channels. Download the free toolkit.

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