There have been many changes to the way the benefits system works in the UK recently. This is to make it much fairer to the working and tax paying public. The consequences of not knowing about various changes to any current benefits can have long term implications, particularly if a deadline is missed or the application process has been completely changed to something new. I heard only yesterday about how mortgage interest payments are now not going to be payable directly to the claimant by the government. The claimants will generally have to take out a loan for the difference and pay it back at the end of the term. These changes will upset many folk who cannot keep up with news. The consequences of not dealing with these changes can mean a repossession order and being homeless. A real legl mess for which advice and help will be sorely needed.