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A-Z of Benefits

The A-Z of benefits provides a comprehensive guide to all the benefits affecting children and families. Updated regularly, this section contains helpful information about who can claim each benefit and how to go about it.

 

A

Armed Forces

Asylum seekers

Attendance Allowance


B

Benefits Calculator

Benefits cap

Benefits changes

Bereavement Allowance

Bereavement Payment

Budgeting Loans from the Social Fund


C

Carer’s Allowance

Carer’s Credits

Child Benefit

Child Tax Credit

Childcare Vouchers

Cold Weather Payments from the Social Fund

Community care for people who are sick or have a disability

Community care for carers

Community Care Grants from the Social Fund

Contribution-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

Council Tax Benefit

Crisis Loans from the Social Fund


D

Disability Living Allowance for people who are sick or have a disability

Disability Living Allowance – claiming for children with disabilities

Disabled Facilities Grants

Disablement Benefit (Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit)

Disability and work


E

Education Maintenance Allowance

Education Welfare Benefits (ENGLAND)

Education Welfare Benefits (WALES

Employment and Support Allowance

Energy Efficiency Grants


F

Financial help from the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency (SPVA) if you have been bereaved

Free school meals

Funeral Payments from the Social Fund


G

Guardian’s Allowance


H

Habitual Residence Test

Healthy Start Food Vouchers

Help from your local council if you are a carer

Help to pay for your TV licence or phone if you are disabled

Help when they switch over your TV to digital

Help when you are looking for or starting a job if you have a low income

Help with childcare costs

Help with health costs (general)

Help with travel costs if you are a carer

Help with travel costs if you are sick or have a disability

Help with travel costs if you are aged 60+

Help with travel costs if you are a young person

Help with travel to school

Homeowners: help with housing costs

Housing Benefit (England, Scotland, Wales)

Housing Benefit (HB) – CHANGES IN WALES – FAQ’s (v12.0) April 2011 – April 2014

Housing Benefit (Northern Ireland)


I

Incapacity Benefit

Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

Income Support

Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (Disablement Benefit)

J

Jobseeker’s Allowance


L

M

Migrants

Maternity Allowance


N

National Insurance

Non-EEA Nationals


P

Partner in Prison

Pension Credit

Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners


R

Redundancy

Refugees


S

School Clothing

Self employment and benefits

Social Fund

Starting or looking for work

State Retirement Pension

Statutory Adoption Pay

Statutory Maternity Pay

Statutory Paternity Pay

Statutory Sick Pay

Student Grants and Loans

Sure Start Maternity Grants from the Social Fund


T

Tax credits – Working and Child

Transport concessions if you are aged 60+

Travel concessions if you are sick or have a disability

Travel concessions if you are a carer

Travel costs if you are a young person

Travel to school


U

Universal Credit


W

The WaterSure Scheme and Welsh Water Assist

Welfare Reform BIll

Widowed Parent’s Allowance

Winter Fuel Payments from the Social Fund

Working Tax Credit


Y

Young people and benefits

Last updated: 22 November 2011

 

The Benefit Enquiry Line

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) run a telephone helpline giving information on benefits for sick and disabled people, their representatives and carers. This is called the Benefit Enquiry Line (BEL). In Northern Ireland, the Benefit Enquiry Line is run by the Social Security Agency. The helpline also offers help filling out claim forms over the phone when you are applying for Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance.

In England, Wales and Scotland, you can contact the Benefit Enquiry Line on:

Tel: 0800 88 22 00
Textphone: 0800 24 33 55

You can also use the RNID Typetalk service.

The Benefit Enquiry Line is open 8.30 am to 6.30 pm Monday to Friday.

In Northern Ireland, phone: 0800 220674.

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