Benefit changes From 1 April 2013

Benefit changes From 1 April 2013

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Benefit changes

Some changes to benefits have already been made, but further changes are coming. You could be affected by changes being made under the Welfare Reform act.

New benefit rules will apply from 1 April 2013.

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Here are some of the main changes being introduced to Britain’s welfare and tax system from 1 April 2013:

Benefits cap

From April 2013, there will be a limit on the amount of benefit a household can get. This is called the benefit cap and some people will get less benefit than before.

Under-occupancy/bedroom tax

Tenants under-occupying social housing will have their Housing Benefit payments reduced if the home is considered to be too large for the household’s needs.

Council tax support

From 1 April 2013 the Council Tax Support (CTS) scheme will replace Council Tax Benefit (CTB). This is a local scheme that helps people with no or low income to pay their council tax.

Universal Credit

Unless you are retired or unable to work all your benefits will be replaced by Universal Credit from October 2013.

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