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Universal Credit is currently being rolled out across Northern Ireland, with a number of areas already under the scheme. It replaces Working Tax Credits, Child Tax Credits, Income Support, Income-based Job Seekers Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance and Housing Benefit (with the exception of exempt accommodation types).  Anyone of working age who currently receives these benefits will be affected.

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Legislation, Practical tips

Government Ministers have launched a new strategy with the aim of eliminating rough sleeping in England by 2027.

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Policy, Homelessness

Housing Rights was part of a delegation today led by Nichola Mallon MLA, to meet with the Permanent Secretary of the Department for Communities to discuss the operation of Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs).

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Policy

Research conducted by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has found that Universal Credit claimants set to lose hundreds of pounds a year, simply as a result of when their paydays and assessment dates fall.

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Benefits, Regulation, Welfare Reform

A recent ruling in England could assist those that had been in receipt of receipt of disability premiums with legacy benefits and who have since migrated to Universal Credit.

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Benefits, Outside NI, Policy

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