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Welfare Mitigation Review Survey

An Independent Advisory Panel has been appointed to complete the Welfare Mitigation Review. The panel have been asked to recommend mitigations to the social security benefit system in Northern Ireland to the Minister for Communities Deirdre Hargey.

The panel will review what else can be done to recognise further changes to social security and wider considerations on how the Panel can support low income groups through the social security system. This will include Universal Credit which has been introduced in Northern Ireland and the two-child policy which restricts entitlement for new claimants to Universal Credit, Child Tax Credit and Housing Benefit to two children only.

Download NIFHA’s consultation response here