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Welfare benefits

From the end of April 2013, the current system of working-age benefits and Tax Credits will be gradually replaced by a new benefit called universal credit. The transition to Universal Credit will take place in three phases over four years, between 2013 and 2017.

The MASH caseworkers can support you to make your claim and through the changes at the drop-in centre, or if you make an appointment to visit.

There are is some straight forward information on various benefits, including getting help with financial hardship, at:

http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/200008/benefits_and_support

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