A Guide to Welfare Reform

Information on the Government Welfare Reform Act

From 1 April 2013 the way in which Housing and Council Tax Benefit is calculated is changing.  These changes are being made as part of the Governments Welfare Reform agenda.  Further information on Welfare Reform can be found on the Department for Work and Pensions website.

The five main areas affecting Housing and / or Council Tax Benefit are shown below.  Please refer to the links below for more information.  

Benefit Cap

Under Occupancy

Localisation of Council Tax Benefit (LCTS)

Universal Credit

Pensionable Age

Tel: 01785 619478
Fax: 01785 619219
Email: benefits@staffordbc.gov.uk
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