Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Updates – January 2024

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has shared its January 2024 newsletter with useful updates and changes to government services and support.

Highlights include:

  • Child Benefit can now be applied for online for the first time, streamlining the application process.
  • 15 hours of free childcare per week will be available starting April 2024 for eligible 2 year olds. This expands free childcare support for working parents.
  • Universal Credit Migration Notice letters are being sent out, requiring recipients to move to Universal Credit as current benefits end. Be sure to apply for transitional protection.
  • Updates on disability benefits awareness sessions, the landlord portal verification tool, energy efficiency funding for charities, and more.

See the full DWP newsletter for January 2024 to stay up to date on the latest government services and support available here. The new changes aim to make accessing benefits easier and provide extra help with costs of living.