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DWP health and work

DWP health and work

The DWP health and work pages provide information about DWP for doctors and other healthcare professionals. With their help, DWP administers benefits and allowances for people of all ages.

Your patient, the Department and you

The DWP health and work pages help you understand the role of DWP and the interaction between you, your patients and the Department.

There is good evidence that work promotes physical and mental well-being. The advice you provide is crucial in determining whether people are absent from work, for how long and whether they take steps to return to work. Your advice is also important in enabling patients with disabilities to receive appropriate support.

DWP relies on healthcare professionals to provide information to the Department when requested so it can help patients back into work and provide the right support.

Benefits and services

  • The Disability and Carers Service provides benefits and services for disabled people and carers – Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Carer's Allowance and Vaccine Damage Payments.
  • Directgov provides online information about benefits and services for disabled people and others.
  • Jobcentre Plus provides benefits and services for people of working age.