A guest post from Turn2Us.
2013 has seen the start of some of the biggest ever changes to the welfare benefits system, affecting millions of people across the UK. This includes the introduction of: Universal Credit replacing six means-tested benefits for working age people; Personal Independence Payment replacing Disability Allowance; and a cap on how much money people can receive in benefits.
Our own research has found that nine out of ten people are worried about these changes, and we know that many people are confused about how their entitlements may be affected. At the same time as this huge benefits shake-up, the cost of food, energy and other everyday essentials has continued to rise, and many people have had their incomes frozen or reduced.
It’s more important than ever that people in need are aware of the financial support available to them, and we are…
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