Benefit Changes Timetable - Benefits Changes Timetable 2023

Planned changes to the benefits system. This guide is updated every two months.

Benefits Changes Timetable 2023

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.

Throughout 2023 and 2024

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) intends to move all tax credits only claimants onto Universal Credit during 2023/2024.

Extra cost of living payments of £900 for people on benefits (including Universal Credit, Pension Credit and income-related Employment and Support Allowance); £300 for people over pension age; and £150 for people who get a disability benefits such as Personal Independence Payment or Attendance Allowance.

January 2023

Increase in Administrative Earnings Threshold to £617 per month for single people and £988 per month for couples.

February 2023

Scotland to start making payments of new Low Income Winter Heating Assistance benefit.

Spring 2023

The Scottish Government intends to have transferred all recipients of child Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to Scottish Child Disability Payment.

Changes to the rules for Support for Mortgage Interest. Waiting period to be reduced from 9 months to 3 months. Changes to zero earnings rules.

April 2023

Most benefits and the state pension will be uprated by 10.1%. The benefit cap will be uprated by 10.1%.

September 2023

Changes to in-work conditionality to require people earning the equivalent of over 15 hours per week at National Living Wage, but less than full time hours to look for more work or better paid work. 

Winter 2023

Scottish Carers Assistance to begin late 2023 and be fully rolled out in Spring 2024.



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