Benefits Awareness Month: Turn2us offers key information and advice

The benefits system is currently undergoing the biggest change for 60 years. Six of the most significant changes are as follows:

• The introduction of Universal Credit

• The introduction of the benefits cap

• Changes to Council Tax Benefit

• Changes from Disability Living Allowance to Personal Independence Payment

• Changes to Housing Benefit

• Changes to the Social Fund.

Turn2us, a charitable service which helps people access the money available to them (through welfare benefits, grants and other help) are running a ‘Benefits Awareness Month’ in April. Turn2us offer a number of useful resources on their website which enable you to find out:

• What benefits you are entitled to using their free Benefits Calculator

• If these changes will affect you and how you can prepare yourself

• How you can keep up to date with the latest changes.

To use this excellent information service visit: