Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Cap on total benefits in 2013

The Government is set to introduce a cap on benefits cap which will limit the total amount of benefit that people of working age can receive. The new initative will begin in April 2013.

If you are worried about what the proposed benefit cap might mean for you, our new information sheet explains who will be affected, how will be applied and the support available.

Read out guide to the benefit cap

Friday, 20 April 2012

Ask an expert about welfare benefits

To tie in with our April 2012 Benefits Awareness Month campaign we are inviting our users to send their questions about welfare benefits to our expert panel.

Panel members include representatives from CAB, Advice Derbyshire and the Turn2us welfare benefits team

Your question can be about any aspect of benefits. Whether you just need information or would like to know more about entitlement or how to claim, our expert panel can help.

You will need to submit your question by 24 April. A selection of answers will be published on 27 April. Every question will receive a reply once the session ends.

Send a question to our expert panel

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Turn2us launches Benefits Awareness Month

Turn2us has launched its second annual Benefits Awareness Month.

The nationwide media campaign which runs throughout April, aims to address the stigmas around claiming benefits and encourage people in financial need - espeically those in low income work -to check their entitlement to welfare benefits using the Turn2us Benefits Calculator.

In these tough economic times, with high inflation, rising unemployment and sweeping changes to the benefits system, it is more important than ever that people know how to access financial support if they need it.

You can find out more at