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Access to Work - Young People in the Workplace

Access to Work is a grant from the Department for Work and Pension (DWP) that helps pay for practical support so that disabled people can do their jobs. From September 2013, DWP’s Access to Work fund has been extended to supported internships (and traineeships) to…

Applying for Housing

1. Housing 2. Applying for Housing 2. What is Social Housing? When you are in the postion to look for housing your leaving care worker may mention social housing also known as council housing.  However, due to current shortages it is more common that young…

Benefits and Financial Help

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Benefits Cap

1. Child Tax Credit 2. Housing Benefit 3. Income Support 4. Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) 5. Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) 6. Working Tax Credits 7. Universal Credit 8. Benefit Cap 7. Benefit Cap A Benefits Cap is used to limit the total amount of benefits most people…

Borrowing money

1. Bills 2. How to pay your bills 3. How to set up a bank account 4. How to set up a savings account 5. Borrowing money 6. Credit score 7. How to budget and save 8. Education financial support 9. What to do if…

Care to Learn

1. Help with Childcare Costs 2. Care to Learn 2. Care to Learn - Support Whilst Studying Your Eligibility You are eligible to the Care to Learn scheme if: you are under the age of 20 when your course starts you are the main carer…

Carer's Allowance

Carer's Allowance is money given to people who regularly care for someone for at least 35 hours a week, meaning they are unable to work in a full-time job.  You do not have to be a relative or live with the person you care for.…

Carer's Credit

Carer's Credit is awarded if you care for someone for at least 20 hours a week.  It is a National Insurance credit and it helps with your National Insurance record, which means your National State Pension will not be affected. Eligibility The person you are…

Child Benefit When Your Child Turns 16

If your child leaves education or training on or after their 16th birthday, the child benefits will stop on the 31st August after their 16th birthday.  If they stay in education or approved training then this will continue, but you must inform the Child Benefit Office. …

Child Tax Credit

1. Child Tax Credit 2. Housing Benefit 3. Income Support 4. Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) 5. Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) 6. Working Tax Credits 7. Universal Credit 8. Benefit Cap 1. Child Tax Credit You can no longer apply for child tax credit, it has…
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