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Important changes to the DWP, millions in the UK will receive payouts of up to £1,500 a month

The changes they will make as a result of the DWP will mean that some UK claimants can increase their income to over £1,500
increased their tax-free income this year, with some qualifying for up to £1,506 in profit.

From April, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) court’s annual increase said retirees would benefit from a 10.1 percent increase.
When older people who are also claiming tax-free disability benefits, including Carer’s Allowance, Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Allowance (PIP) and Adult Disability Allowance (ADP), can increase their income up to over £1,500 per month.

The exact amount you should get from someone over 66 depends on a number of factors, including your Disability Benefit, the rate of contribution and the amount of State Pension you get.

£900 for people on income, including claimants for Pension Credit, £150 for claimants for Product Benefit, for work including PIP, Carer’s Allowance and ADP, and £300 Pensioner’s Allowance which has been added to Winter Fuel Surcharges 2023/24.
Finding out how much an increase in your State Pension and the Improved Monthly Income Procedure can help you plan with a study and review of household budgets

Below are the breakdowns of the new weekly payment rates.

Weekly rates shown are unless stated otherwise, marked one rounded in accordance with UK change policy.
Care allowance
Higher rate: £101.75 (up from £92.40)
Lower rate: £68.10 (increase from £61.85)
Care allowance
Rate from April 2023: £76.75 (increase from £69.70)
Disability Living Allowance

Care ingredient
Highest: £101.75 (up from £92.40)
Medium: £68.10 (up from £61.85)
Lowest: £26.90 (up from £24.45)

Additional ingredient
Higher: £71.00 (increase from £64.50)
Lower: £26.90 (up from £24.45)
Incapacity Benefit (Long Term)
Rate from April 2023: £130.20 (increase from £118.25)
Retirement Credit – Retirement Benefit
Single person: £201.05 (increase from £182.60)
Steam: £306.85 (Up from £278.70)

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) / Adult Disability Payment
An element of everyday life
Increased: £101.75 (increase from £92.40)
Standard: £68.10 (up from £61.85
additional element
Increased: £71.00 (increase from £64.50)
Standard: £26.90 (up from £24.45)
state pension
Full new state pension: £203.85 (increase from £185.15)
State Basic Pension (Category A or B): £156.20 (up from £141.85)
Widow’s pension
Standard rate: £139.10 (increase from £126.35)

How to use your monthly income
To do this, you need to provide a Work Performance Supplement and State Pension, simply add the four-week device to get your new monthly total from your April payment.
State benefits and pensions are backed up with an incentive, so the increase may not be added until May.

If you need help in completing the letter, submitting an appeal or completing the invitation, please contact our office by e-mail or telephone.



Freelance Translator/Interpreter

Initial Application

Thanks for applying for this opportunity to be a member of our freelance team.

Diversity Voice looks after a wide range of translation and interpreting work, ranging from social media posts to sensitive casework for social services. We are a small regional charity, and our service is more personal than some other agencies you might have worked with. Almost all of our work is in Somerset or nearby areas.

For each job, we select a contractor based on their experience and qualifications. Some jobs require appropriately qualified t&i professionals, but we do from time to time have opportunities for bilinguals who may not be qualified.

English as the source language in most of our work. You are required as a minimum to:

  • know British English either at the level of a proficient native speaker (eg CEFR C2, Cambridge Advanced/Proficiency, IELTS 7)
  • have at least a first degree in any subject

You will need to indicate the target languages in which you are able to accept work. You are required as a minimum to:

  • know your target languages at the level of a proficient native speaker
  • have a first degree in any subject.

If you are qualified as a translator/interpreter through holding relevant qualifications you will have the opportunity to accept a wider range of work. For some work, qualifications are critical. Very occasionally, for example to meet requirements for a rarely sought target language, or for non-critical community work, we may have opportunities for those who do not meet these minimum requirements.

Application process

  1. Please complete the form under.
  2. We’ll contact you for a chat to let you know that we’ve received your application and answer your questions.
  3. You’ll be asked to send copies of relevant qualifications, certificates and other documents. You will be asked for evidence of your right to work in the UK and will need to provide references. You’ll also be asked to agree to our contract.
  4. We’ll communicate with you when we have work in your selected language pairs.

We’re really looking forward to hearing from you and look forward to working together.

Diversity Voice 0300 075 0105, translations@diversityvoice.org.uk

Victoria Park Community Centre, Victoria Park Drive, Bridgwater, TA6 7AS

Let's start the application

    1.Name (First name > family name). Please do not use abbreviations or nicknames.*

    2.Please state your first language.*

    3.From which SOURCE languages can you translate?*

    4.From which SOURCE languages can you interpret?*

    5.Into which TARGET languages can you translate?*

    6.Into which TARGET languages can you interpret?*

    7.Please indicate any memberships*

    7.1 If you ticked 'other' above, please tell us your membership.

    8.If you are registered with a professional body, for which languages are you registered?

    9.If you indicated that you have relevant qualifications, please tell us what these are. If your qualifications were not gained in the UK, please provide the name of your qualification in the country of origin.*

    10.Do you have a DBS certificate issued within the previous 12 months?*

    11.If you hold a DBS certificate issued within the previous 12 months, please provide the certificate number and date of issue in the format DD.MM.YY*

    12.Please tell us what insurance you hold. Tick all that apply.*

    13.Please tell us whether you have experience in providing t&i in any of these contexts.

    14.Provide a summary LIST of your relevant experience.*
    For example:

    Teacher of French
    Blum languages, English to French, medical
    Marcross Translations, English to French, mostly commercial

    You will be asked to send a CV after your application has been approved.

    15.Please indicate your right to work status.*

    16.Please provide your telephone number.*

    17.Please provide your email address.*

    18.Please tell us the TOWN or CITY in which you live (or your nearest town or city).*

    19.Please provide your full address.*

    20.Please provide the names, addresses, emails and telephone numbers of two referees, and indicate whether a personal or professional referee. We will not approach referees before contacting you.*

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    The information you have provided will be kept for up to 3 years on a secure server for the purpose of making contact with you about jobs, and gaining information related to your application. It will not be passed on, except for providing your name to clients on offers of work for face to face interpreting you accept. That information is provided to the client for security purposes. You can ask for your data to be removed at any time.

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