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The Department’s Equality Scheme includes a commitment to the development of an Equality Action Plan (EAP) which relates to the Department’s specific functions and aims to promote equality of opportunity and good relations by taking actions to address inequalities.
Personal Independence Payment is a new benefit replacing Disability Living Allowance for people aged 16 to 64 years. Personal Independence Payment and Disability Living Allowance cannot be claimed at the same time.
Help towards some of the extra costs you might have because of a long-term health condition or disability.
The Historic Environment Fund 2021-22 aim is to ‘help communities to enjoy and realise the value of the historic environment’. The funding initiative seeks to generate third party action to conserve heritage.
This report is the Executive’s Child Poverty Annual Report 2020-21 – a report to the Assembly as required by Article 12(7) of the Life Chances Act 2010.
The Department’s review of the Affordable Warmth Scheme has identified proposals for change which have the potential to increase access to grants and make the process more streamlined and these proposals were then subject to a public consultation.
The COVID-19 Heating Payment Scheme will provide individuals who are in receipt of specified benefits with financial assistance in recognition of the additional costs arising as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This document provides a summary of the range of initiatives and interventions the Department for Communities provided in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Northern Ireland Housing Bulletin is a quarterly bulletin containing information on new housing starts and completions, homelessness, the NI House Price Index and new house sales and prices.
This publication brings together key statistics on the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.
The Benefit Cap is a limit on the total amount of benefit that working-age people can receive. From 31 May 2016, the amount a household could receive in benefit income was limited to £26,000 per annum.
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a new benefit replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people aged between 16 to 64 years. PIP and DLA cannot be claimed at the same time. PSU have compiled statistics on the following within PIP:
The Benefits Statistics Summary is released quarterly in the last week of February, May, August and November.
Universal Credit is a new payment to help support households that are out of work or are on a low income. Universal Credit was introduced in Northern Ireland on a phased geographical basis from 27 September 2017.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is committed to replacing the existing legacy system used in the administration of Attendance Allowance (AA) with a more modern, useable, reliable and supportable end-to-end digital service for citizens and agents.
The Department for Communities is seeking to appoint up to eleven Assistant Commissioners to assist the Commissioner in her Local Government Boundaries Review
The fact sheet provides a quarterly overview of the performance and composition of the Fund for the three months ending 31 March 2021.
This guide contains tips and strategies to build resilience and support employees through the process of redundancy.
The Department for Communities (DfC) Finance Support service was introduced in November 2016 following the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 and is one of the Department’s key priority service provisions. This critical service is designed to support peop
The Department requests information from councils at the end of each Quarter on the processing of invoices as detailed in the circular LG 19/2016 Prompt Payment Guidance.