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The Benefits Agency (BA) was an executive agency of the United Kingdom Department of Social Security (subsequently the Department for Work and Pensions) which was set up in 1991 to "help create and deliver an active modern social security service, which encourages and enables independence and aims to pay the right money at the right time".[1] The BA was merged with the Employment Service in April 2001 to form Jobcentre Plus.

Benefits Agency
Executive Agency overview
Preceding Executive Agency
Superseding agency
JurisdictionUnited Kingdom
Parent departmentDepartment of Social Security


  1. ^ "Resource Accounts 2000-2001". Department of Social Security, 2002