The government is changing the benefits system as part of its plans for welfare reform. If you are claiming benefits, you may be affected.
To help residents with these changes, the council is holding a ‘Money Matters Month’ event on each Saturday in November. The nearest one to Mile End will take place this Saturday when you can find out:-
- What is changing during welfare reform
- How much benefit you could lose
- What your options might be
Further information can be found on the LBTH website here
What help is available?
Turn2Us includes a number of tools including a timetable and explanation of all the changes and a benefits calculator to help work out your tax credit and benefit entitlement if you are retired, unemployed or in low paid work.
Citizens Advice Bureau provides advice guides and information on money problems, benefits, housing issues and more.
Money A+E: information regarding services to contact around finances and benefits
Money Advice Service: information on a wide range of subjects around managing finances
National Debt Line: information on dealing with debts