The Northern Ireland Welfare Reform Bill
The Northern Ireland Welfare Reform Bill is currently still under consideration. There will therefore be no amendments to the current benefit system in Northern Ireland until after the Welfare Reform Bill has been granted Royal Assent (expected to be June 2013). Our updated information about benefits in Northern Ireland will be available in summer 2013.
For benefits information and support in Northern Ireland please visit nidirect.gov.uk or call 0800 232 1271.
You can also contact the Benefit Enquiry Line on 0800 220 674 (or textphone 0800 243 787 if you are deaf or hard of hearing).
In Northern Ireland, Macmillan Cancer Support, in partnership with Citizens Advice provides a dedicated Welfare Rights Service to cancer patients, their families and carers. For information and support or to arrange an appointment please telephone 0300 1 233 233 (lines are open 9am - 12.30pm and 1pm - 4pm Monday to Friday).
You can also call the Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 00 00.