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The Welfare Reform Act received Royal Assent on March 8 2012. The Act introduced a new Universal Credit which will replace most existing benefits and limits the total amount of benefit a person can claim. It also introduced a new size criteria or ‘bedroom tax’ in the social rented sector. The welfare reforms impact on the way people receive benefits, in many cases, removing the option of having benefits paid direct to landlords.

The following areas are impacted by Welfare Reform:

  • Bedroom Tax
  • Benefit Cap
  • Discretionary Housing Payments
  • DLA / PIP
  • Employment Support Allowance
  • Local Housing Allowance
  • Non-Dependant Deductions
  • Universal Credit

The Association has been working hard to assist tenants who may be affected by the welfare reforms to sustain their tenancies and avoid costly legal bills of court action for eviction. 

If you would like to discuss the above further please contact your Housing Officer or use some of the handy links below:






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