New State pension and benefit claimants cannot use POCA from today – how to convert

New State pension and benefit claimants cannot use POCA from today – how to convert

This was announced in an oral speech delivered in parliament in which the DWP outlined its response to coronavirus.

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions revealed that it was being done so as it is a very costly scheme and uptake has been low.

On top of this announcement, she highlighted just how much demand and pressure the DWP had been under in recent months: “Since 16 March to the end of April, we have received over 1.8 million claims for Universal Credit, over 250,000 claims for Jobseeker’s Allowance, and over 20,000 claims for Employment and Support Allowance.

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Published at Mon, 11 May 2020 06:51:00 +0000