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Benefit Changes Timetable - Benefit Changes Timetable 2021

This guide will provide information on the Benefit Changes Timetable.

Benefit Changes Timetable 2021

Please note that information about some of these changes may be limited at present and also subject to further change. Although some will happen quickly, others may be introduced gradually over several years.

If you are worried about how you may be affected, you should discuss this with a benefits adviser. You can use our Find an Adviser tool to find one in your area.

2021

Early 2021

Scotland will be introducing the Scottish Child Payment for families with children aged under six.The Scottish Child Payment will be a payment of £10 per week for each child or qualifying young person in the household. Only households that get Universal Credit, income-related Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA), income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Housing Benefit, Income Support or tax credits will be able to get the Scottish Child Payment.

During 2021, the Scottish government will start accepting new claims for Disability Assistance for Working Age people, (which will replace Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in Scotland), and for Disability Assistance for Older People, (which will replace Attendance Allowance in Scotland).

October 2021

From October 2021, there will be changes to how the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) recovers Universal Credit advances. The maximum repayment period will go up from 12 months to 16 months. This will mean people have less money taken off their payment every month.

Date of publication: 2 November 2020

 

 

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