The Government has made changes to the benefits system under the title of ‘welfare reform’. For many claimants this means they are receiving less money and will need to manage their money differently in the future. Here, you can access information on the key changes, and use a calculator tool that will tell you if you are affected.
You need to make decisions about how you are going to manage these changes and whether you will need some assistance – because doing nothing is not an option! To ignore welfare reform would ultimately put your home at risk.
We have a variety of ways in which we can support you and these are detailed below.
Welfare reform explainedTo 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
As your circumstances change you may find you are impacted by one of the benefits changes, which could lead to a decrease in your benefits payments. For example, if you live in a two bedroom home with your partner and daughter, but your daughter then moves out, you’ll be under-occupying your home and will see a 14% cut in Housing Benefit payments.
Knowing how much money you're likely to lose is the first step to preparing for any changes. So, don't delay; click the button below to use a welfare reform impact tool and start getting prepared!