Welfare Reform and the Proposed Mitigation Schemes in Northern Ireland
Welfare reform is being implemented in Northern Ireland throughout 2016/2017 under the Northern Ireland (Welfare Reform) Act 2015. With it come the biggest changes to the social security system in many years.
The information contained in this document is a brief overview of the main changes which may affect carers and the people they look after. It also includes information about the 'welfare supplementary payments' introduced to help mitigate the effects of welfare reform.