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A basic guide to maternity benefits available to women under the social security scheme including Statutory Maternity Pay from your employer and Maternity Allowance from the Department.

Published 21 July 2015Guidance literature

This page contains the Area Analysis Report and Forum Meeting Minutes on the Lower Falls pilot area within Building Successful Communities. 

Published 21 July 2015Policy papers

This page contains the Area Analysis Report and Forum Meeting Minutes on the Lenadoon & Glencolin pilot area within Building Successful Communities.

Published 21 July 2015Policy papers

This page contains the Area Analysis Report and Forum Meeting Minutes on the Tigers Bay & Mountcollyer pilot area within Building Successful Communities.

Published 21 July 2015Policy papers

This page contains the Area Analysis Report and Forum Meeting Minutes on the Lower Oldpark & Hillview pilot area within Building Successful Communities. 
 

Published 21 July 2015Policy papers

This page contains the Area Analysis Report and Forum Meeting Minutes on the Doury Road pilot area within Building Successful Communities.

Published 21 July 2015Policy papers

This page contains the Area Analysis Report and Forum Meeting Minutes  on the Lower Shankill & Brown Square pilot area within Building Successful Communities.

Published 21 July 2015Policy papers

The Code of Practice for Data Matching applies to data matching carried out by the Department and its executive agencies. It explains why we use data matching, processes involved and the safeguards in place to ensure our data matching conforms to law.

Published 20 July 2015Policy papers

The Code of Practice for Obtaining Information provides guidance to staff authorised under law to obtain information from certain listed organisations on behalf of the Department in connection with benefit offences.

Published 20 July 2015Policy papers

This Code of practice details the use of powers to obtain information.

Published 20 July 2015Policy papers

The Work Capability Assessment (WCA) was introduced to determine eligibility for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), providing a functional assessment of any individual. Five Independent Reviews of the WCA, have provided a number of recommendations to the Department.

Published 20 July 2015Independent reports

The Department for Work and Pensions launched the ‘Pathways to Work’ programme at the heart of the welfare to work agenda a number of years ago. 

 

Published 20 July 2015Corporate reports

The Work Capability Assessment (WCA) was introduced to determine eligibility for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), providing a functional assessment of any individual.

Published 20 July 2015Independent reports

This Regulatory Impact Assessment looks at the proposal to abolish the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) record keeping requirements of employers thereby removing the cost to businesses associated with maintaining records for SSP and Percentage Threshold Scheme (PTS) purposes following

Published 20 July 2015Impact assessments

Money Laundering can impact on certain areas of governmental business. As a result, the Department has chosen to adhere to the principles behind the money laundering legislation through the development of a departmental Money Laundering Policy.

Published 20 July 2015Policy papers

The Instrument of Payment Fraud Sanctions Policy describes the Department's sanctions in cases where its customers commit fraud involving cheques. The range of disposals is similar to those applied in cases where there is a benefit offence.

Published 20 July 2015Policy papers

If you have made a claim for Legal Aid and have told us that either you, your partner or both of you are a company director, we will need some more information about this in order to decide how much the Law Society can ask you to pay towards your legal costs if you are offered

Published 20 July 2015Forms

The vision of the ‘Maximising Incomes & Outcomes’ plan is that every individual and household across Northern Ireland will be in receipt of all the social security benefits to which they and their families are entitled.

Published 20 July 2015Policy papers

The Government introduced the Pension Schemes Bill to Parliament in June 2014.

Published 20 July 2015Impact assessments

This impact assessment considers three private pensions policy areas: consolidation of the disclosure of information regulations; a review of Statutory Money Purchase Illustrations (SMPIs); and extending the current provisions which allow private pension schemes to communicate

Published 20 July 2015Impact assessments

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