Benefit Changes from April 2013

Source: Contact a Family, Monday 4th March 2013 Benefits are changing from April

Over the next few months the government will launch the biggest shake up of the UK benefits system in over 30 years. Between April and October we will see:

• the introduction of the ‘bedroom tax’ • the scrapping of council tax benefit
• personal independence payment replacing DLA for those aged 16-64 • and a new universal credit that will be paid instead of tax credits and most means tested benefits.

See our new web pages :

• benefits are changing for when and how benefits are changing
• personal independence payments for a short explanation of who’s eligible
• and universal credit to find out more details.

Many families with a disabled child will be affected by these changes, so it is important that you understand how they will impact on you. To help you make sense of what these changes will mean, Contact a Family have produced a new guide for parents called Personal independence payment, universal credit and other forthcoming benefit changes. Parents with a disabled child can get a free copy by calling our freephone helpline on 0808 808 3555

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