Transition to universal credit: DWP Advice for Decision Making (ADM)
DWP benefits have long been administered by decision makers following the DWP’s decision makers guidance (DMG). For new benefits introduced from April 2013, including Universal Credit, DWP has decided to set out their guidance in a newly named ‘Advice for Decision Making’ – ADM for short. ADM will cover new benefits including Universal Credit and Personal Independent Payment as well as Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support allowance (following changes to them by the Welfare Reform Act 2012).
This section of the site covers the ADM for Universal Credit only. Guidance from HMRC relating to stopping tax credits can be found in our HMRC guidance section.
The guidance is split into 12 sections covering Universal Credit as well as some common subject areas.
You can find the ADM and memos providiing updates on the GOV.UK website.
Advisers can get updates to the ADM and other Decision Makers Guidance (DMG) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
To aid advisers in understanding the ADM, DWP have produced two PDF’s that explain abbreviations and reference the legislation referred to in the ADM.
Last reviewed/updated 16 November 2018