Archive | January, 2013

SAMA 82 Discussion Board and Forums

23 Jan

As a SAMA 82 Member are you aware that there is the facility to join the Discussion Board and Forum area where you will find lots of information regarding events etc.

To access this facility click on the last of the purple boxes above marked ‘Forums’.  You will then be asked to register.  You can do this using your SAMA 82 Membership number.

Once validated (within 24 hours) you will have full access to this useful, informative area.

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Benefit Cap

21 Jan

From April 2013 a cap will be introduced on the total amount of benefit that working age people can receive. This will mean that workless households should no longer receive more in benefits than the average earnings of working households.

However the cap will not apply to households where a partner or any dependant child qualify for Working Tax Credit or receive  any of the following:

  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Industrial Injuries Benefits
  • Employment Support Allowance, if paid with the support component
  • Armed Forces Compensation Scheme payments
  • War Pension Scheme Payments (including War Widow’s/Widower’s Pension and War Disablement Pension)