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DWP home visits to check your benefits

Home visits by a DWP officer, for some claimants chosen at random to have their benefits checked as correct.

Using apps safely

Tips for staying safe when using apps on your mobile phone.

Phones 4U shops close down

Advice for Phones 4U customers, following the announcement that the company has gone into administration.

Tax credits - did you miss the renewal deadline?

Claiming tax credits if you missed the renewal deadline.

Thinking of renting privately?

New model tenancy agreement and new voluntary code of practice for landlords and agents.

Child Benefit and Child Tax Credit for 16-19 year olds

Claiming for 16-19 year olds if they are in full-time approved education or training.

Ante-natal appointments: new right to time off work

A pregnant woman’s husband, civil partner or partner will be able to attend up to two ante-natal appointments from 1 October.

Free school meals

All pupils in reception, years 1 and 2 in state-funded schools in England will be eligible for free school meals.

Bailiffs on the way? New fact sheet

New factsheet with information about bailiffs and how to deal with them.

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