Advice about benefits

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A SOUTH Yorkshire MP is holding a special advice session for constituents worried about benefits changes.

The Government is cutting £9 billion from the welfare budget which will affect disabled people, pensioners and families - and changes are being made to the Disability Living Allowance, Housing Benefit, Incapacity Benefit and Employment and Support Allowance.

Wentworth and Dearne Labour MP John Healey, who is organising the advice session, said: “I’ve already been contacted by constituents who have had benefits cut. With local council budgets also being squeezed, cutting benefits means a double blow for the most vulnerable and there could be huge consequences.”

The advice session will be on Friday January 28, between 10am and 11.30am, at Mr Healey’s constituency office at 79 High Street, Wath-upon-Dearne.

It will be attended by staff from Rotherham Council’s welfare rights and money advice service, who can give guidance on benefits and dealing with debt.