what is the purpose of work benefits

Work benefits, are monies that are paid out by the government to individuals who are existing active employment. Mostly they are meant to help people in the following ways:

  • Assuring them of a regular income.

  • Helping them maintain standards of living even when out of work.

  • Giving them a way to better take care of their children.

  • Helping lessen the pain of chronic sickness and disability.

  • Helping families take care of themselves after the death of a breadwinner.

  • Making it easier for you to give care to people under your charge.

In most cases, the schemes that go into providing benefits at work are administered under three agencies namely, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), and various Local Authorities.

While some benefits at work are paid on the basis of how much you used to earn while working, others are in no way pegged to an individual’s past working history.

If the worker made contributions while working, then the