How are the changes going to affect you?
The UK Government is making major changes to the benefits system. If you are of working age (16-64) and claim benefits, then you may be affected.
You might have to apply for a new type of benefit or you might get less money than you did before. We want to help you find information and advice that will help you to plan ahead and take steps to prepare.
Council's Response: A New Future for Social Security - Consultation of Social Security in Scotland
Some of the changes have already taken place, click on the links below for more information.
- Universal Credit
- Benefit Cap
- Crisis and Community Care Grants – Scottish Welfare Fund
- Moving from disability living allowance (DLA) to personal independence payment (PIP)