Welfare Reform

Work with one of our member organisations

30 June 2020 - 16:45

One of our membership organisations, Community Advice Craigavon, is currently recruiting for a Welfare Reform Support Adviser and Money and Debt Adviser.

Advice NI welcomes commitment of new Minister for Communities to extending welfare mitigations

22 January 2020 - 11:12

Minister Hargey MLA expresses commitment to extend mitigations beyond March 2020.

Welfare Reform Update - December 2019

17 December 2019 - 14:55


It’s been a busy few months on the advice line. People concerned with the Welfare Mitigations Cliff Edge due at the end of March 2020. Something that...

Free Universal Credit sessions

10 December 2019 - 13:52

We're offering free, half-day training sessions on Universal Credit for groups of 10 or more.

Free Tribunal Representation in Lisburn & Castlereagh

09 December 2019 - 16:23

Advice NI are now offering tribunal representation for those living in the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Area.

Kevin Higgins talks Welfare Reform mitigations on Sunday Politics

13 November 2019 - 11:53

Our Head of Policy spoke with Mark Carruthers on Sunday Politics Northern Ireland about the looming March 2020 mitigations cliff edge...

NI on brink of ‘welfare mitigations’ disaster

07 November 2019 - 11:29

Expert warns of a looming crisis of child poverty, hunger and mass evictions caused by end of mitigations for bedroom tax and benefit cap.

Welfare Reform Case Study

27 September 2019 - 16:48


A client phoned the Independent Welfare Reform Helpline for advice on a PIP decision that was taking a long time. The client had migrated from DLA to...

Advice NI celebrates success of Theory of Change project

17 July 2019 - 09:32

To mark the achievements of our Theory of Change project that was funded by the Department for Communities...

Media Briefing Paper: Welfare Reform Mitigations: Less than 1 year to cliff edge

08 April 2019 - 18:34


On 8th April 2019, Advice NI and NICVA facilitated a media morning to highlight the welfare reform mitigations cliff edge NI faces in one year. You can...

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