Public meeting - welfare reform update
The biggest change in the welfare system for 60 years is about to happen, affecting all claimants aged 16 to 65.
Tar Isteach is holding public meetings throughout the greater Belfast area to provide the most up to date information to community activists and the general public on the proposed time line for welfare reform changes and to discuss the mitigations package.
The first meeting will take place on 7 April, 7pm - 9pm, in the Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts, Duncairn Ave. Antrim Rd. Belfast, BT14 6BP.
Other meetings are planned for the east and west of the city, details to follow.
Speakers will be: Thomas Quigley, Kathy Stanton and Agnes Fraser from Tar Isteach and Lee Hatton, social security legal adviser at Law Centre (NI).
The meeting will discuss:
- the replacement of DLA with PIP
- the time limiting of contribution based ESA
- the reform of social fund to include community care grants
- the proposed mitigation package and transitional protection