Welfare Benefit Changes 2016

As the Government’s welfare reforms gather pace, a host of changes are due to be introduced during 2016. The Government aims to save £12 billion on welfare bills by 2019-2020 and, although they have met with some resistance, most notably, the recent defeat in the House of Lords over the proposed changes to Tax Credits, […]

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Welfare Benefits for Children

The purpose of this article is to give a brief outline of some of the benefits that may be available to children and young adults with disabilities or special education needs, and their carers. The Welfare Reform Act 2012 has radically changed the benefits landscape, and it is therefore important to access expert welfare benefits advice […]

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Rehabilitation and Work

The benefits system has seen a massive shake-up in recent years, and it’s easy to imagine that people who need transitional support might be denied it. However, there is still flexibility within the system to provide reassurance and support to people with brain injuries who are keen to return to work, as Lee Ryan explains. […]

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Important News for ESA Claimants

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has issued a new guidance allowing appeals against decisions to end Employment and Support Allowance after 365 days. I recently came across this new guidance, and it struck me as being a hugely important tool that Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) Claimants may wish to consider if they […]

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Benefit Cap Update – 2014

MPs have overwhelmingly backed plans to introduce an overall cap on the amount the UK spends on welfare each year. The cap formed part of Chancellor George Osborne’s recent Budget statement to the House. Welfare spending, excluding the state pension and some unemployment benefits, will be capped next year at £119.5 billion. The Chancellor would, […]

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Welfare Reform January 2013

As we enter 2013, the long forecast changes under the Welfare Reform Act 2012 begin to be implemented, having a significant impact on many benefit Claimants between age 16 and State Pension Credit age. The following guide takes you through the changes as they are rolled out over the year ahead. January 2013 Child Benefit Child […]

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