Benefits and pensions

The Social Security Agency – read more about benefits, pensions, benefit fraud, welfare changes, private pensions and legislation that governs our work

Benefits statistics

The Benefits Statistics Summary provides an up-to-date, concise overview of the main benefits administered by the Social Security Agency. It is designated as a National Statistic and is produced quarterly.

Private pensions

We are responsible for the formulation and development of policy and legislation on private pensions in Northern Ireland.

Welfare changes briefing

This area contains analysis and research which details the potential impact to the Northern Ireland population and provides an evidence base for Welfare Changes.

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Access to information

How to request information from the Department for Social Development including Freedom of Information (FOI) and the use of our Publication Scheme.