List of Benefits and Allowances
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What is the welfare benefits?
Receiving welfare benefit means you get support and payments from the United Kingdom Government. As a rule, welfare benefits and allowances are for individuals and families on low incomes. Your rights to benefits is to help you meet your specific needs.
But, you should not abuse the social security system and regulations. Payment subsidies exist to help and support those who ‘genuinely’ need them the most. They are part of the statutory rights in the workplace.
In fact, the British Government punishes benefit fraudsters. They are also active in discouraging any cheating of welfare state help.
Note: Use a social security benefits calculator along with this UK benefits list to find out what you’re entitled to.
List of Welfare Benefits You Can Claim
How Do Benefits Work in the UK
This is the section to check your rights to claim benefits. Browse a listed overview of topics about claiming social security and how to get help and support, including:
- Benefit overpayments and fraud
- Claiming benefits from abroad (or prison)
- Getting back into the workplace
- How benefits payments work
- Making appeals or complaints about decisions
- Reporting a change of circumstance
- Using benefit calculators
Note: The most popular topic in this section is how and when your benefits are paid. Check the updated list of payment dates for 2021.
Carer and Disability Benefits
A section listing all the categories for claiming carers and disability benefits. Find out what tax credits and allowances you can claim if you are caring for a disabled person.
Further information covers special assistance programs for the disabled as well as the processes for:
- Attendance Allowance
- Carer’s Allowance and Carer’s Credit rates
- Disability Living Allowance
- Disabled Facilities Grant
- Becoming an appointee for a claimant
Note: One subject that we get asked a lot about is the means tested benefits list for the current tax year.
Child and Family Benefits
Check through a list of questions and answers about Child Benefit rules in United Kingdom. The section is full of advice and information about claiming government benefits for children, including how to:
- Child Benefit payment dates
- Claim for (and manage) Child Benefit
- Get help with the cost of childcare
- Set up a Child Trust Fund
The family benefits section covers Childcare, the Sure Start Maternity Grant, and much more. You will find extra advice about the Childcare Grant and:
- Applying for free school meals
- How to get maternity pay
- The Care to Learn scheme
Note: The Childcare and Parenting section covers all the topics that matter most to parents. They include first-timers with newborns and those who need help raising a child in the United Kingdom.
Death and Benefits
Read through information about bereavement payments and grants for funeral expenses. The section lists the full range of death and bereavement benefits and how to claim for:
- Bereavement Allowance
- Bereavement Payment
- Bereavement Support Payment
- Financial help when someone dies
- Widowed Parent’s Allowance
Note: A special section explains how the death of a spouse or civil partner affects your benefits, tax, and pension. Check what you can claim and who to inform about a change in circumstances.
Heating and Housing Benefits
Fuel poverty is a reality for the most vulnerable people living in the United Kingdom. Check the updated help guide and a list of heating benefits and allowances meant for the needy.
Don’t miss out on the essential information you need with specialist help and advice for claiming:
- Cold Weather Payment
- Council tax reduction
- National Concessionary Fuel Scheme
- Warm Home Discount Scheme
- Winter Fuel Payment
You may qualify for Housing Benefit entitlement or Local Housing Allowance if you are on a low income. It can pay all or part of your rent whether you are working or unemployed.
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JSA and Low Income Benefits
Find out how to claim JSA and Low Income Benefits in United Kingdom. This informative section includes expert help and advice on how to get:
- Income Support
- Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Pension Credit
Note: One of the most visited pages is the ultimate guide to budgeting loans with essential guidance for people who need crisis assistance from the Social Fund.
A simple guide to tax credits 2021-22 with an overview section listing all the related categories. Further information covers Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit with extra advice on:
- Changes affecting tax credits
- Managing your tax credits
- Tax Credits payment dates
- When do tax credits stop
Universal Credit (UC)
The roll out continues across the United Kingdom. Find out how Universal Credit is replacing six welfare benefits with one monthly payment for those who qualify.
The Universal Credit step by step guide covers all the key topics, including:
- Applying for UC (online)
- Signing into your account
- How to get help with housing
- Disability and Universal Credit
- What happens if you are unemployed