Benefits are changing
Personal Independence Payment is replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
DLA for people aged between 16 and 64 years will be replaced by a new Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
State Pension Retirement Age
To 2020 - there are a number of changes being made to the ages at which people can retire and receive state pensions.
If you are affected by these changes, these four steps might help to improve your situation
There are four simple steps that you can take if you are affected by any of the benefit changes.
The Benefit Cap applies to people aged 16 to 64, also known as 'working age'. It sets a limit on the total amount of certain benefits you can get if you are working-age. The current Cap is expected to reduce from November 2016 affecting more households.
Everyone of working age who receives Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support, Housing Benefit, Working Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit will eventually move to Universal Credit.
Are you missing out on any other benefits?
Making sure that you claim for everything that you are entitled to can be difficult. Use these online tools to check that you and your family are receiving your full benefit and tax credit entitlement.
Find out more about upcoming changes to the benefit system or individual benefits and when they are expected to take place.