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Benefit changes 2014: what’s going to happen?

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Benefit changes 2014

Benefit changes 2014

There’s rarely a day goes by without benefit changes being in the news for some reason or other but it’s often hard to know the details of what’s actually going to happen. To make life easy, we’ve summarised the big welfare benefit changes in 2014.

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Benefit changes 2013: what’s going to happen

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If you need debt help because your benefits are due to fall, use our online counselling service Debt Remedy. We’re a debt charity and we can help.

Benefits changes could affect how much money you have in your wallet!

Benefits changes could affect how much money you have in your wallet!

This year is going to see a lot of changes to the benefits system, which are likely to have an effect on many people struggling with debt. The first of these changes was the removal of child benefit for those with high levels of income.

There are more changes to come too, here’s a rundown some of the biggest changes, who they will affect and when they will happen. If you think you might be entitled to benefits you don’t currently receive then you should use our online benefit checker.

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Overpayment of benefits – are you getting too much?

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filling in tax credit forms can be daunting

Filling in tax credit forms can be daunting

You’ve had a gut feeling you’ve been receiving more unemployment benefit, tax credits or council tax discounts than you may be entitled to for some time now.

The tax office mentioned something about letting them know straight away if you have a change in circumstances. But a few more pounds a week in benefits are far from ‘public enemy number one’ material, right?

If you don’t know a lot about the tax system and how it works it can be downright bewildering. You might end up thinking, “surely they won’t know I’m getting more than I should? Even if they did, what could they do about it?”

As it turns out, there’s a lot they can do about it. Don’t worry, there’s also something you can do to put things right.

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#debtday: Stories throughout the third day

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Nottingham

Nottingham, our venue today (thanks to shining.darkness)

Throughout #debtday we’ll be blogging stories from our Welfare Benefits team, the stories we hear from clients, the benefits we advise, feedback from Twitter and much more. The newest updates will appear at the top of this page (press refresh to get the latest update). Tell us your thoughts; either add a comment below, tweet or post on our Facebook page. If you need debt help use our online debt advice service.

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