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DSS launches new website

The Department of Social Security is launching a new website as part of a drive to deliver all of its services electronically by 2005.

The new site, www.dss.gov.uk, merges the Benefits Agency and old DSS sites. It will feature practical information for customers, such as a search engine for finding their nearest social security office.

Claim forms will be available on the site later this year, which will serve as a platform for electronic services offered in the future.

Secretary of State for Social Security Alistair Darling says: "Our new website allows people to get immediate answers to a multitude of queries. We want to provide the public with a fully interactive service."

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