winner of the annual quiz is RB Davies from Leicester. Thanks to all who took
The DWP was created in 2001. What do the initials stand for?
Department for Work and Pensions
it is also very similar to something quite insulting in Welsh apparently.
In April 2001, the minimum income guarantee for a non-disabled single pensioner
was set at…?
£92.15 per week
goes up by £6 in April to £98.15.
Discretionary housing payments were introduced in 2001 and are part of…?
Housing benefit, and
Council tax benefit
Which of these benefits was abolished for new claimants in 2001?
Severe disablement allowance
Widowed mothers allowance
Alma Baldwin of Coronation Street died in 2001. What could Mike Baldwin claim
as a result?
Nothing – they were not married at the time of her death. Keep up with the
The Supporting People programme relies on THBS. What is THBS?
Transitional housing benefit scheme
Lisa from EastEnders had a baby in 2001. If she lived alone and claimed income
support, who would be liable for child support?
is the child’s biological father, even if Lisa marries someone else.
The Benefits Agency launched a new benefit guide (WK11) in April 2001. It was
aimed at people affected by…?
Foot and mouth
Job Centre Plus is the organisation formed in 2001 by the merger between the
Job Centre and what?
need to make sure all your leaflets and so on are up-to-date with the new
The staff in Job Centre Plus took industrial action in late 2001 because…?
They wanted security screens
The Children (Leaving Care) Act came into effect from October 2001. Many
care-leavers aged 16 or 17 lost the right to claim income support. How long
must care-leavers have been in care to be affected?
For 13 weeks since their 14th birthday
www.Rightsnet.org.uk is a welfare rights website provided by…?
London Advice Services Alliance… and very good it is too.
The chief executive of Job Centre Plus was appointed in 2001. His name is…?
In October 2001, the national minimum wage for young workers (18-21) went up
£3.50 per hour
Who is the current shadow secretary of state for work and pensions?
Vaux is head of money advice, Hertfordshire Council. He is unable to answer
queries by post or by telephone. If you have a question to be answered in
Welfare Rights, please write to him c/o Community Care