The Department for Work and Pensions appreciate that victims of domestic violence are sometimes in financial difficulties and have recently published a guide providing information for victims of domestic abuse about the support offered by DWP (Domestic violence and abuse: help available from DWP)
This includes special conditions for:
- Housing Benefit
- Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Employment and Support Allowance
- Universal Credit
- the benefit cap
- removal of the spare room subsidy
- Discretionary Housing Payments
- Migrant partner support
- Child maintenance.
However, if you are currently experiencing domestic abuse, contact a member of our team for advice / support in relation to obtaining an Order. We can be contacted on 01484 714400 (Brighouse), 01274 864002 (Cleckheaton), 0113 487 4020 (Leeds), 0113 467 3430 (Morley), 01924 473065 (Batley) or 01924 443900 (Birstall).