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Welfare Reform

The government is making (and has already made) big changes to working-age benefits since 2013. Changes such as the “Bedroom Tax”- reducing Housing Benefit for working age tenants with ‘extra’ bedrooms, and Universal Creditwhere all payments, including those to cover your rent- are made monthly 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 Jigsaw Group is here to help if you are having money worries.
We can also help you with mutual exchanges, transfers, or applications for Discretionary Housing Payments. 

Contact us on:    0161 331 2000                        

What do you need to know?

Below we have provided some summaries of the recent and forthcoming changes. Click on the headings to reveal more information. There is also more detailed information on all these – follow the links or use the side menu on the left, with some Frequently Asked Questions. If you can’t find the answer to your question, please contact our MoneyWise team on 0161 331 2200

Benefits Calculator 

Struggling to find out which benefits you’re entitled to? To find out an accurate assessment of what you could be entitled to please use our benefits calculator. Not only will it calculate what you are currently entitled to based on your circumstances but it will also calculate whether you will be better off in work and how Universal Credit will affect you.

 

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