Benefits are changing - are you ready?
From 1 April 2013 benefits will be changing.
Planned benefit changes:
April 2013: Housing Benefit payment adjusted for under-occupancy levels.
Impact: possible reduction in amount of benefit awarded.
April 2013: Scottish Welfare Fund established to replace Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans for living expenses.
Impact: East Ayrshire Council will administer payments instead of DWP.