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Future changes to housing benefit

The Government will make a number of changes to how housing benefit and local housing allowance (LHA) is calculated. The first of the housing benefit changes will be introduced from April 2011.

If you are renting privately and are claiming housing benefit, the amount you will receive will be reduced in the future.

Will the changes to housing benefit affect you?

Housing benefit is changing and it WILL affect you!

When will the changes in housing benefit affect me?

It might be sooner than you think, are you prepared?

Housing benefit changes from 1 April 2011: The end of the 'excess payment'

Will the end of the excess payment hurt your pocket?

Housing benefit changes from 1 April 2011: Reduced payments for non-dependents

Other adults live with you? Your payments will be reduced

Housing benefit changes from January 2012: Reductions in LHA if you are under 35

Under 35? Your housing benefit payments will be reduced from January 2012

Changes from 2013: Capping overall benefits

The Government plans to get people working by making people on benefits poorer

Cap on the Maximum Benefit you can receive from April 2013

From April 2013 the Government will cap welfare benefit payments. Learn about the new maximum limits for families and individuals living in council or housing association properties.

Housing Benefit Changes 2013

Housing benefit is changing and it WILL affect you!

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