The Government has made a number of major changes to working age benefits. Changes such as the Bedroom Tax, that reduces Housing Benefit for working age tenants with 'extra' bedrooms and Universal Credit, where all payments, which include those to cover your rent are made directly to you!
Some of these changes might make it more difficult for you to pay your rent. Remember - your rent is your responsibility, but GGHT is here to help if you are having money worries.
We are working hard to support you through the changes, helping you to minimise the impact on your life. We can offer you help to cope with the changes and keep up to date with your rent, getting online, helping you to manage your money and opening a bank account – ALL of which are essential for Universal Credit.
If you are affected we want to help you to deal with the challenges and make sure that you don't end up in debt.
Most of the Welfare Reform changes affect working age people, but there are changes that now affect older people to - find out more about the 'New State Retirement Pension' and Pension Credits.
What do you need to know?
Below we have provided a summary of the changes, follow the links to find out more information. If you can’t find the answer to your question, please contact our dedicated Welfare Reforms / Universal Credit support team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Most Recent Update: 16 March 2017