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Records created or inherited by the Benefits Agency

Records created or inherited by the Benefits Agency

Records of the Benefits Agency relating to the administration and payment of social security claims. Publicity material is in NB 1 and codes of instruction in NB 2. Registered files of the Chief Executive's Office are in NB 4 and the dataset of the Earnings Top-up (ETU) benefit pilot project are in NB 5. Minutes and papers of the Management Team (BAMT) are in NB 6.

Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Benefits Agency, 1991-2002
Physical description:
5 series
Access conditions:
Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:
Department for Work and Pensions
Administrative / biographical background:

The Benefits Agency is an executive agency of the Department of Social Security (DSS); it was set up under the Next Steps programme, and launched on 10 April 1991.

The Benefits Agency was formed of the benefits administration and payment sections of the Benefits and Records Division of DSS, along with the Social Security Medical Division and the regional offices of the department. The Agency administers claims for and payment of social security benefits, and provides medical boarding services for itself, DSS and the War Pensions Agency.

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