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Benefit Reform

  • Posted On: 12 September 2016
Benefit Reform

A promise of a cap on benefits and major benefit reform played a major part in the Conservative Manifesto in the 2010 General Election with a number of these reforms now implemented throughout the country.

Significant changes have been made to allowances like Disability Living Allowance that has now been replaced by the Personal Independence Payment and a number of means tested benefits have been replaced by the Universal Credit.

With such large scale changes and caps being introduced throughout Britain and Northern Ireland it is important for Local Authorities to stay ahead of this reform when processing benefit applications.

Our sophisticated software ensures that any changes to benefits and allowances are rolled out seamlessly throughout the system with no disruption to the service of those using the Council website to complete their online application.

A full list of the Allowances that are now capped can be found below:

  • Bereavement Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Child Benefit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) except where the support component has been awarded.
  • Guardian’s Allowance
  • Housing benefit
  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Jobseekers Allowance
  • Maternity Allowance
  • Sever Disablement Allowance
  • Widowed Mother’s Allowance
  • Widowed Parent’s Allowance
  • Widow’s pension
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