Get tax credits or child benefit paid into a Post Office card account? Set up an alternative account now or your payments will stop
Around 6,600 people who get tax credits, child benefit or guardian's allowance paid into a Post Office card account need to take action urgently as HMRC will stop making payments into these accounts after 5 April.
28 March 2022
People rejected for disability benefits should appeal after DWP admits wrongly denying 80,000 people their money - here's how
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has admitted that it wrongly denied eligible people their disabled benefits. Almost 80,000 people managed their Personal Independence Payment (PIP) decision overturned after it was originally rejected.
24 February 2022
Ignore requests from the state trying to claw back pension overpayments after someone has died - they have no legal right to do so
Friends or relatives can ignore requests by the Government to return overpaid state pension payments in the event of the recipient's death, as there is no legal obligation to pay the money back.
26 January 2022
Benefits recipients to receive a £10 Christmas bonus – who’ll get it?
If you are eligible, the money should be paid automatically but you can claim if you think you've wrongly missed out.
6 December 2021
Government stops sending misleading 'save £290 switching energy' notices, after MSE intervenes
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has scrapped envelopes which wrongly advised 10 million people, many of them vulnerable, to switch energy tariff after MSE intervened.
16 November 2021
Government WRONGLY tells 10 million people to switch energy tariff – many of them vulnerable
In an embarrassing move from the DWP, 10 million people will receive a letter with information encouraging them to switch to a cheaper energy tariff, despite energy prices at a record high and firms going bust left, right and centre.
10 November 2021
New law to be introduced to help protect pension savers from scammers
New rules to help protect pension savers from scammers have today become law. Under the regulations, pension trustees and scheme managers will be given the power to stop suspicious transfers before cash gets into the hands of fraudsters.
8 November 2021
Winter fuel payment recipients urged to check details after 60,000+ letters with incorrect information sent out
Tens of thousands of people who are eligible for winter fuel payments are being urged to check their details after 60,000+ letters on the scheme were sent out with incorrect information, which in a small number of cases could affect how much you're paid. Here's what to watch out for and what you need to do
4 December 2020
Vulnerable Post Office customers offered cash deliveries
Vulnerable Post Office customers who need to shield during the coronavirus pandemic can now have cash payments delivered straight to their homes as part of a new scheme
22 April 2020
State pensions to rise by 3.9%
State pensions are expected to rise by 3.9% from next April – the biggest increase since 2012
16 October 2019
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