Welfare reform and managing your money
Major Government changes to housing benefits and other welfare benefits have now started - if you claim housing benefit to help pay your rent you may be affected by changes from April 2013. The changes mean that some people will get less housing benefit than they did before.
Octavia can support residents with these changes through:
- Confidential debt and benefit advice; face-to-face from the Citizens Advice Bureau or contact the Stepchange charity for immediate advice on freephone (including mobiles) 0800 138 1111 or at www.stepchange.org
- Practical advice on budgeting and managing money.
- Help finding jobs and training.
- Assistance moving to a smaller home or taking in a lodger.
We know that many residents are worried about what these changes will mean so we will put the latest updates on our website to help you find out:
Please contact your Income Officer for individual advice.
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