Cheltenham Borough Council

Welfare Reform 2013 – Cheltenham Borough Council

The Welfare Reform Act 2013 sees the biggest change to Welfare and Benefits in over 60 years.

Cheltenham Borough Council has created this booklet with information to help you find out the key changes and how they may affect you. We have also provided contact numbers of various agencies that can give you further advice and assistance if required.

There are six main changes and these are:
• Universal Credit
• Personal Independence Payment
• Social Fund
• Under Occupation Charge
• Benefit Cap
• Council Tax Support

The first changes came into force in April 2013 and will continue over the coming years. The information provided in this booklet is accurate at the time of printing.