There have been a number of changes to the benefits system. Are you claiming everything you’re entitled to?
Here’s an overview of the changes:
Universal Credit is a new type of benefit designed to support people who are on a low income or out of work. It will replace six existing benefits and is currently being rolled out across the UK. The new system is based on a single monthly payment, transferred directly into a bank account. At present Universal Credit only affects newly unemployed people in certain areas of the country.
Click here to find out more at Universal Credit
Personal Independence Payment
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit for people aged 16 to 64 with a long-term health condition or disability. It will gradually replace Disability Living allowance (DLA), except for children under 16.
Find out more about PIP, who can get it, when you can claim and what happens if you’re already getting DLA by clicking here.
The Benefit Cap
If you’re aged 16 to 64, there may be a limit on the total amount of benefit your household can get. This is called a Benefit Cap.
To find out more about the Benefit Cap and how it might affect you, please <a href=”https://www diflucan tablets.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/the-benefit-cap”>click here.
Making sure you’re getting the right entitlements
Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship to gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services.
Help is available through their website, telephone helpline and face to face through their partner organisations.
The website offers a free and easy-to-use Benefits Calculator and Grants Search, tools which help you check what you might be able to claim or apply for. Click here to get started