Catalogue description Benefits Agency: Chief Executive's Office: Registered Files (CEA series)

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Title: Benefits Agency: Chief Executive's Office: Registered Files (CEA series)

This series consists of the registered files of the Chief Executive's Office at the Benefits Agency. The files relate to the formulation and delivery of social policy and legislation.

Date: 1990-2000
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: CEA file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Benefits Agency, 1991-2002

Department of Social Security, 1988-2001

Physical description: 156 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 2004 Department for Work and Pensions

Accumulation dates: 1988-2001
Selection and destruction information: Records selected under 2.1.5 of the acquisition policy relating to the formulation and delivery of social policies
Accruals: Series is accruing.
Administrative / biographical background:

The Benefits Agency was the largest of the Executive Agencies of the Department of Social Security (DSS) which later became part of the Department for Works and Pensions. It was set up under the Next Steps programme, and launched on 10 April 1991. The Agency is responsible for the accurate and secure administration of Social Security benfits from receipt of claim to payment, including the giving of advice and the preparation of benefit reviews and appeals.

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.

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