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The UK Government is continuing to make changes to welfare benefits systems which may affect you. The Council has detailed some of the changes below that will be taking effect from April 2013 and aims to provide useful information and contact details. For more information please visit our Welfare Reform page|
The responsibility for helping people on low income with their Council Tax bills has been transferred to the Welsh Government (WG) from 1st April 2013. Council Tax Benefit will be abolished on 31st March 2013 and be replaced by a Council Tax Reduction Scheme. For more information please visit our Welfare Reform page|
The amount of Housing Benefit paid to working age tenants who live in Registered Social Landlord (RSL) properties, will be reduced if, according to the criteria set by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), they have more bedrooms than their family needs. This is called under occupation but you may have heard this change referred to as 'The Bedroom Tax'. For more information please visit our Welfare Reform page|
From April 2013 a cap will be introduced on the total amount of benefit that working age people can receive. This ‘benefit cap’ will mean that non-working households should no longer receive more in benefits than the average earnings of working households. The levels set are £350 per week for a single person and £500 per week for couples, families and lone parents. For more information please visit our Welfare Reform page|
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