GOV.UK - Benefits

Who to contact

For advice about which benefits you may be able to claim, including

  • Benefits entitlement (Benefits calculator, fraud)
  • Benefits for families (Child Trust Fund, Sure Start Maternity Grant, Childcare)
  • Carers and disability benefits (Disability Living Allowance, Carer's Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance)
  • Child benefit 
  • Death and benefits (Widowed Parents Allowance, Bereavement Payment, Funeral Payment) 
  • Heating and housing benefits (Winter fuel, Cold Weather payment)
  • Jobseeker's Allowance and low income benefits (Income Support, Budgeting loans, Pension credit)
  • Tax credits (Working tax credit, child tax credit)



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