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All news stories featuring 'Benefits'

It's not just the unemployed who can get benefits and tax credits, use our Benefits Check-up to see what you're entitled to. Here are the latest benefits news stories from Money Saving Expert.

Struggling with benefit changes? Contact your council - 20m unclaimed last year

25 June 2014

More than 20m meant to help those struggling with housing costs following benefit reforms wasn't spent by councils

Over 74? You could be owed backdated energy bill cash

27 March 2014

Some could be eligible to claim Winter Fuel Payments for 1997/98, 1998/99 and 1999/2000 - but you need to claim now

Worried about energy bills? Six steps to help you cope

15 January 2014

Turn2us has launched a campaign with six key steps to help people on low incomes manage their energy bills

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Older News Stories

10 January 2014

Thousands of tenants to get bedroom tax rebate

A loophole means bedroom tax doesn't apply to certain renters who have lived in the same home for more than 17 years

5 December 2013

Autumn Statement 2013: Disability and carers' benefits get 2.7% rise

Disability and carers' benefits and the additional state pension will rise by 2.7% in April 2014

6 November 2013

Universal credit: Most claimants unprepared, Citizens Advice says

Most people who will be claiming the new universal credit aren't prepared for the changeover, Citizens Advice says

4 October 2013

Child benefit deadline for higher earners looms

Around 220,000 people who earn over 50,000 and receive child benefit should register for tax self-assessment

15 July 2013

Benefits cap comes into force

A cap limiting the amount of benefits households can receive each week, has come into force today in parts of the UK

24 May 2013

Charity warns of 'bailiff boom' after council tax benefit cuts

Citizens Advice says the number worried about paying council tax has 'rocketed' since Government reforms were introduced

10 May 2013

Older people should check their benefits, says Age UK

A third of older people are struggling financially - but many could get help straight away, Age UK says

8 May 2013

'Simple consumer rights' and help for carers unveiled in Queen's Speech

The Government plans to cap bills for social care, introduce a flat-rate state pension and extend consumer rights

29 April 2013

Benefits shake-up: Universal credit trial begins

Universal credit, which replaces job seeker's allowance and other tax credits will be launched in four areas today

28 March 2013

Council tax benefit axe 'to hit 2.4 million families'

Around 2.4 million families face an average hike in their council tax bills of 138 next week, according to a charity

8 January 2013

MPs vote to limit benefit rises to 1%

A key vote to decide whether the annual increase in most benefits will be capped at 1% until 2016 will take place today

2 January 2013

Child benefit cut to hit 1 million next Monday

MoneySavingExpert.com explains what the changes, first announced last March, mean for you and what your options are

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