If your benefit has been reduced then this page will give you more information on what you can do.
What you can do and further information
There are a very wide range of situation when your benefit can be reduced. If your Housing Benefit is reduced this may be because of Bedroom Tax or Benefit Cap. The articles Housing Costs Contributions and Non-Dependants, Housing Benefit and Universal Credit Housing Costs restrictions, Help with Mortgage Interest and Housing Costs under Universal Credit if you live in rented accommodation provide informations about reductions of both Universal Credit housing costs and Housing Benefit. Other reasons why benefits are reduced include sanctions see Income Support Sanctions and failed medical assessments. More information about medical assessments can be found in Changes to Incapacity Benefit, Severe Disablement Allowance and Income Support Paid on the Basis of Sickness, Work Related Activity Group and Support Group and Rate of Personal Independence Payment has been reduced. The article How Disability Living Allowance and Personal independence Payment can help you to get an increase in other benefits also explains reasons why your income may have gone down. If you are receiving Universal Credit which includes Transitional protection then this can also give rise to reductions in income which is covered in the article Universal Credit Transitional Protection. Discretionary Housing Payment can help if the reduction in income affects the benefit you receive to help with your rent (whether this is Housing Benefit or Universal Credit). For more advice on these and other situations Where to get advice will give details of advice services which can help you.