Archive for April, 2014

Universal Credit

Posted on April 25th, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

What’s Universal Credit? Universal Credit is a new system being introduced to replace a number of existing benefits, including Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit and Housing Benefit. It is currently being phased in (starting in April 2013) and is expected to have fully replaced the other systems by 2018...
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Thank you!

Posted on April 15th, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

Judging from the feedback received to date, the series of Benefits blogs appear to have gone down well…..and I’m particularly pleased that a couple of clients have now made successful claims to Benefits they hadn’t previously realised they were entitled to receive. There will be one last post very soon covering..
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Council Tax Benefit and Housing Benefit

Posted on April 11th, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

What are these? Council Tax Benefit is payable by local councils towards the cost of a person’s (or a couple’s) Council Tax charge where the person (or couple) has a low income. Housing Benefit is also paid by local councils towards the cost of a person’s (or couple’s) rent where..
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Child Benefit

Posted on April 4th, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

What is Child Benefit? Child Benefit is a state benefit that is paid to anyone who has parental responsibility for a child of school age (or younger) or who is under 20 and in full-time (state-funded) education. It is not means tested. How much is it? The current amount payable..
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