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Benefits Agency


NE Lincolnshire Council: Social Care Handbook
Focus Adult Social Work

The Government Department that pays many of the state benefits that you might receive. Many still call it the DSS (Department of Social Security).

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The Benefits Agency (BA), a now defunct UK government welfare department, was an executive agency of the United Kingdom Department of Social Security (subsequently the Department for Work and Pensions) which was set up in 1991 to "help create and deliver an active modern social security service, which encourages and enables independence and aims to pay the right money at the right time". The BA was merged with the Employment Service in April 2001 to form Jobcentre Plus.

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