The Government is making changes to the benefit system under the title of welfare reform. For many claimants this will mean they will receive less money. Here, you can access information on the key changes, and use a calculator tool that will tell you if you'll be affected.
You'll need to make decisions about how you are going to respond to these changes – because doing nothing is not an option! To ignore welfare reform would ultimately put your home at risk.
We will be carrying out face-to-face visits with residents we believe will be affected. The diary dates at the bottom of this page will detail when and how you may be contacted.
Welfare reform explained
To give you a better understanding of the changes to the benefits system, we've added a video for you to watch here.
Welfare reform impact tool
Knowing how much money you're likely to lose is the first step to preparing for the coming changes. So, don't delay; click the button below to use a welfare reform impact tool and start getting prepared!
If through using this tool you find that you'll be affected by the changes, please get in touch with Moat's Welfare Reform Team to ensure you're on our list for support.
Welfare reform is made up of many different elements. However, there are some key aspects which are more likely to affect people than other areas of the reform.
Under-occupation, the benefits cap, Universal Credit and direct payments are the four big issues that you need to be aware of. That's why we've summarised how these issues work and what they're all about. Take a look at our key aspects of welfare reform page for more information.
What we're doing to help you
We're undertaking a range of different actions which are intended to get you prepared for welfare reform. Linked below, you'll find some diary dates which will tell you what's happening and when, as well as a breakdown of our offer to you.
If you have any queries at all, please feel free to contact Moat's Welfare Reform Team.