Accessibility statement for Apply for Pension Credit

This service is part of the wider GOV.UK website. There’s a separate accessibility statement for the main GOV.UK website.

This page only contains information about the Apply for Pension Credit service, available at https://apply-for-pension-credit.dwp.gov.uk/

Using this service

This service is run by the Department for Work and Pensions. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this service. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • get from the start of the service to the end using just a keyboard
  • get from the start of the service to the end using speech recognition software
  • listen to the service using a screen reader

We’ve also made the text in the service as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this service is

The service is using common styles, patterns and components from the GOV.UK Design System which are widely regarded as accessible.

What to do if you have difficulty using this service

If you have difficulty using this service, contact us by email: longbenton.pensioncredit@dwp.gov.uk

As part of providing this service, we may need to send you messages or documents. We’ll ask you how you want us to send messages or documents to you, but contact us if you need them in a different format. For example large print, audio recording or braille.

Reporting accessibility problems with this service

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this service. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact us by email: longbenton.pensioncredit@dwp.gov.uk

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ’accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

We provide a text relay service for people who are deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.

Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter to help you complete the service in person.

Find out how to contact us.

Technical information about this service’s accessibility

The Department for Work and Pensions is committed to making this service accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This service is fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

How we tested this service

The service was last tested on 4 May 2020 and was checked for compliance with WCAG 2.1 AA. The tests were carried out by the Department for Work and Pensions.

The service was tested using both automated and manual testing.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We will be conducting more manual testing of the service using assistive technologies such as JAWS and Dragon with the aim to publish a complete audit by 31 August 2020.

We will continue to iterate the design of the service, improving any inaccessible features as we become aware of them.

This page was prepared on 4 May 2020.