Yearly Archives: 2017

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Advice for benefit claimants contacted by DWP/DFC seeking to change their payments from a Post Office Card Account

By | 2017-12-12T11:31:19+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Welfare Rights|

A letter has been issued to claimants in Northern Ireland who currently have benefits paid into post office accounts. Claimants are asked to contact the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to provide alternative banking or credit union account details for future payments. This information will be held securely by DWP. If claimants have any [...]

Introduction of Finance Support

By | 2017-01-18T12:04:47+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Welfare Rights|

The Northern Ireland (Welfare Reform) Order 2015 has changed payments from the Social Fund. Crisis Loans and Community Care Grants that were previously available under Social Fund ended on 27 November 2016. What is Finance Support? Finance Support is a new service for Northern Ireland that has been created to support people in times of [...]