Welfare Advice

Welfare Advice

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The Welfare Reform Act has introduced many changes to the benefits system in Northern Ireland. Current benefits are being abolished and replaced with a new benefits system.

The Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre offers free independent quality advice and guidance on the following:

Welfare & Benefits Advice Service:

Welfare ReformSupplementary PaymentsMandatory ReconsiderationsPersonal Independence PaymentsBedroom TaxDisability Living AllowanceEmployment & Support Allowance

Income SupportPension CreditsJob Seekers AllowanceHousing BenefitTax CreditsChild BenefitState PensionIndustrial Related Issues (Redundancy Pay | Holiday Pay | Wages in Lieu etc)

Benefits Debt & MoneyHousingAppealing Benefit decisionsBetter off CalculationsBudgeting Planner

Networking:
The Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre continues lobbying and adapting to legislative change and we have worked with the following organisations to continue this standard of advice and information service:

AdviceNI Citizen’s Advice BureauLaw Centre NIThe Welfare Reform GroupIrish Congress Trade Union Northern IrelandHousing Rights Service

Labour RelationsEURES Cross-Border NetworkIrish National Organisation of the Unemployed (INOU)Belfast Citywide Tribunal Service

Universal Credit will be introduced for new claims on a phased-in basis from Sep 2017 - Sep 2018. To view the introduction dates in your area, Click the button below.

Universal Credit Dates

For more information contact our Welfare Advice Officer - Joanne Farrell - joanne.farrell@burc.org or Phone: 028 90 961 111

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