Benefits Advice

Benefits

It’s important to make sure that you get all the help that you’re entitled to!

Here at ATASS, we are happy to help any of our clients who wish to find out more information on what benefits they are entitled to, as there are so many changes taking place to the Welfare Benefits reform, that it could be difficult to keep up.

To assist our clients we have provided a few links below which will take you to the specific sites which will show you the changes ion more details.

These pages give you information on benefits and tax credits if you are working or unemployed, sick or disabled, a parent, a young person, an older person or a veteran. There is also information about council tax and housing costs, national insurance, payment of benefits and problems with benefits.

If you feel that you would like some online help with your benefits then please use the following link to go to the DWP.Gov Adviser Service.

Many people on benefits perceive the financial risks of moving into work as just too great. For some groups the gains to work, particularly at low hours, are small, and any gain can easily be wiped out altogether by in-work costs such as transport. The Coalition Government has identified two key problems with the current system:

  • work incentives are poor, and
  • the system is too complex.

We are reforming the system to help people to move into and progress in work, while supporting the most vulnerable.

Reforming the benefit system aims to make it fairer, more affordable and better able to tackle poverty, worklessness and welfare dependency. We are committed to overhaul the benefit system to promote work and personal responsibility.

There is also some help available through the Citizens Advice Bureau.