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Welfare reform and benefits changes
Proposed changes to benefits, or 'welfare reform', may affect you now or in the future.
There are many changes to benefits happening now and over the next few years because of the Welfare Reform Act 2012.
Details of changes to child benefit and child tax credits happening now and in the future.
Details of changes to housing benefit, local housing allowance and crisis loans.
Details of the changes to disability benefits, incapacity benefit and working tax credits happening in the future.
Details of changes to retirement age and state pension happening in the future.
In 2013, the government will pilot 'universal credit', a scheme to simplify the benefit system.