Understanding changes to benefits

If you receive benefits, whether that's housing benefit, employment support allowance, working tax credits, or any other welfare benefit, you will be affected.

Bedroom tax

From April 2023 housing benefit will be reduced for tenants who have a spare bedroom

The benefit cap

Between April and September 2023 the Government are capping the total amount of benefits a household is entitled to.

Universal credit

From October 2023 benefits and allowances will be paid directly to tenants’ bank accounts in one monthly “Universal credit” payment.

Changes to DLA

Find out about the changes to the disability living allowance (DLA) from April 2023.

We can help you

For information or advice about changes to benefits contact our Welfare Reform team:

Call: 020 7926 3895 or 020 7926 1939

Email: Citenquiries@lambethliving.org.uk

In person: at one of our rent surgeries

Rent surgeries

Find out about the rent surgeries we hold across the borough.

You can also talk in person with an Income officer about your rent account enquiry or issue, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm at our Union Road office.