Reforms coming into effect in April will support those who can work to get into employment while ensuring there is a safety net in place for those who need it reports the DWP.
These include more generous work allowances for disabled people and families with children and extra financial support in the workplace through the government’s Access to Work scheme.
Other changes include increasing the State Pension, Maternity Allowance, most benefits for the additional cost of a disability and for carers, ensuring the government is supporting the most vulnerable.
The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Amber Rudd, said:
“Our benefits system must be an ally of the people it serves, ensuring we are supporting the most vulnerable and that work always pays.
“That’s why we’re bringing in a number of changes to put more money in people’s pockets, while protecting families, pensioners and disabled people. Our reforms are creating a fair compassionate society where everyone can reach their full potential, while maintaining a safety net for those who need it.”