Welfare changes

Welfare Changes in Northern Ireland

Benefit Cap

The Benefit Cap is a limit on the amount of benefit a household can receive 

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PIP 

Personal Independence Payment helps people who have a disability or long-term health condition          

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Universal Credit

Universal Credit will be one single benefit for people aged 18 to 64 years old paid to each household

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Employment Support Allowance

Welfare Reforms will limit the amount of time ESA based on contributions can be paid to some customers ...more

 

Appeals

How you dispute social security decision in Northern Ireland changed on 23 May 2016

 

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Housing Benefit/Social Sector Criteria

New criteria are being introduced to calculate housing benefit payments, called the Social Sector Size Criteria 

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Finance Support

Finance Support is a new service that will replace the current payments from the Social Fund

 

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Sanctions

New criteria are being introduced to calculate housing benefit payments, called the Social Sector Size Criteria 

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Understanding benefit fraud

If you think someone is committing benefit fraud, you can report them and stop them taking money from the people who need it most ...more

 

Direct Earnings Attachment

From November your employer may be asked to deduct benefit overpayments that you owe from your pay

 

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Support for those affected

Supplementary payments will be available to support people who may lose out under the welfare changes

 

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Listen to the following mp3 to find out more about how benefits are changing for people of working age.

This information is also available at Benefits are changing for people of working age - what you need to know.

The information contained in this booklet is available in both British and Irish Sign Languages in the videos below:

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