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Benefit Changes Timetable - Benefits Changes Timetable 2023

Planned changes to the benefits system. This guide is updated every two months.

Benefits Changes Timetable 2023

Please note that information about some of these changes may be limited at present and also subject to further change. Although some will happen quickly, others may be introduced gradually over several years.

If you are worried about how you may be affected, you should discuss this with a benefits adviser. You can use our Find an Adviser tool to find one in your area.


Throughout 2023

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) intends to begin the process of moving people on legacy benefits onto Universal Credit.

Feb 2023

Scotland to start making payments of new Low Income Winter Heating Assistance benefit.

Spring 2023

The Scottish Government intends to have transferred all recipients of child Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to Scottish Child Disability Payment.

October 2023

Victims of domestic abuse and modern slavery will be exempt from the shared room rate of Local Housing Allowance (LHA).

Winter 2023

Scottish Carers Assistance to begin late 2023 and be fully rolled out in Spring 2024.


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