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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 [...]

Outreach Advice service at Depaul Ireland Foyle Haven

By | 2017-12-12T11:31:19+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Welfare Rights|

The Resource Centre Derry (RCD) in conjunction with Depaul Ireland now provide a benefits advice surgery at Foyle Haven day centre 23a John Street. The Service operates every Wednesday between 2pm and 5pm. Jude McKinney, Manager of the RCD Welfare Rights Dept’  stated “it is vitally important that the most vulnerable people in society have [...]

New Advice Outreach Clinic

By | 2017-12-12T11:31:19+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Welfare Rights|

Apex and the Resource Centre Derry (RCD) have officially launched their new advice outreach clinic in the Community Space in Cornshell Fields, Derry/Londonderry. The new service enables Apex tenants to avail of the services offered by RCD at their housing scheme. RCD’s Outreach Worker Melissa Cooke will be available every Monday in the Community Space from [...]

Universal Credit

By | 2017-12-12T11:31:19+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Welfare Rights|

The introduction of Universal Credit was started in 2013. The government hopes that it will bring together a range of working-age benefits into a single payment. Universal Credit is intended to: encourage people on benefits to start paid work or increase their hours by making sure work pays make it easier for people to manage [...]