The benefits system is changing. The Welfare Reform Act is a new legislation brought in by Central Government with the aim to make the benefits system simpler. 

This section of the website will help you understand the changes and how they will affect you. 

WMBUS Welfare Reform Video

This video was made in 2013 by West Midlands Best Use of Stock (WMBUS) and most of the changes have happened. Direct payment of housing costs, will apply under Universal Credit and this start between December 2015 and April 2016 for single people who claim out of work benefits.


WMBUS also offer a handy affordability calculator to help you calculate your disposable income.

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