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Welfare Reform…. Alan Franco. Tameside Numbers. How many claimants of DWP working age benefits are there in Tameside? Unemployed + sick+ lone parents+ carers = 28,210

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tameside numbers
Tameside Numbers
  • How many claimants of DWP working age benefits are there in Tameside?
  • Unemployed + sick+ lone parents+ carers = 28,210
  • How many claimants in Tameside are receiving benefits as a result of producing a sick note from their doctor stating that they are not fit to work?
  • 13960
  • How many claimants of Disability Living Allowance are there in Tameside?
  • 15,510 (all ages) (0-17 1,440, 18-64 9,830, 65+ 4,230)
more tameside numbers
More Tameside numbers
  • There are 29,985 families with 50,735 children in Tameside – How many of these families receive Child Tax Credits as a boost to their income every month?
  • 24,800 families with 42,550 children = 83%
changes that have an impact as from april 2011
Changes that have an impact as from April 2011…
  • Help with mortgage interest (October 2010)
  • Annual uprating of benefits linked to CPI not RPI
  • Child Benefit frozen
  • Tax Credits (more detail later)
  • Migration from Incapacity Benefit to ESA
  • Restrictions on crisis loans
  • Local Housing Allowance linked to lowest 30% of rents
  • Extra bedroom for disabled claimants
  • Non-dependant deductions
lha rates compared
LHA rates compared

Claimants can no longer keep £15 excess

Tameside and Glossop AreaMajority of Ashton, Mossley and Denton plus all of Stalybridge, Dukinfield, Audenshaw, Longdendale, and Hyde.

tax credits
Tax Credits
  • Help with child care costs reduced from 80% to 70%
  • Upper income limit reduced from £50,000 to £40,000
  • Baby element abolished
  • In year rises in income that are ignored – limit reduced from £25,000 to £10,000
  • Withdrawal rate increases from 39% to 41%
government plans
Government plans …
  • Housing Benefit shared accommodation rate
  • Size criteria for working age claimants receiving HB in the social rented sector
  • Time limiting ESA
  • Disability Living Allowance replaced by PIP
  • Universal Credit
  • Localisation of community care grants
  • Localisation of crisis loans
  • More sanctions for non-compliance with Jobseeking requirements
  • Benefits capped at £500 pw
need more info
Need more info?

www.tameside.gov.uk/welfarerights

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