Benefits

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07 May 2014 -
You could get £53 or £79.15 a week to help with personal care because you're physically or mentally disabled and you're aged 65 or over. This is called Attendance Allowance. It's paid at 2 different rates and how much you get depends on the level of...
30 Apr 2014 -
If you're widowed below State Pension age and have at least one dependent child you could claim Widowed Parent's Allowance. You may also claim if you're pregnant and your husband has died, or you're pregnant after fertility treatment and your civil...
30 Apr 2014 -
Carer's Allowance is £59.75 a week to help you look after someone with substantial caring needs. You don't have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for. You need to be aged 16 or over and spend at least 35 hours a week caring for...
30 Apr 2014 -
You could get a Budgeting Loan to help pay for essential things like rent, furniture, clothes or hire purchase debts. The smallest amount you can borrow is £100. Budgeting Loans are interest-free so you only pay back what you borrow. You normally...
23 Apr 2014 -
You could get Guardian's Allowance if you're bringing up a child whose parents have died. Depending on the circumstances, you could also be eligible if there is one surviving parent. You're paid Guardian's Allowance at a rate of £15.90 a week. You...
20 Apr 2014 -
You get Child Benefit if you're responsible for a child under 16 (or under 20 if they stay in approved education or training). Child Benefit is a tax-free payment unless you or your partner have an individual income of more than £50,000.
16 Apr 2014 -
The Widowed or Surviving Civil Partner Grant is a once-off payment to widows, widowers or surviving civil partners with dependent children. This grant is payable in addition to the Bereavement Grant of €850 for insured people.
08 Apr 2014 -
A Fuel Allowance is a payment under the National Fuel Scheme to help with the cost of heating your home. It is paid to people who are dependent on long-term social welfare and who are unable to provide for their own heating needs. The scheme...
08 Apr 2014 -
One-Parent Family Payment (OFP) is a payment for men and women under 66 who are bringing children up without the support of a partner. To get this payment you must meet certain conditions and you must satisfy a means test.
04 Apr 2014 -
Domiciliary Care Allowance is a monthly payment to the carer of a child with a disability so severe that the child requires care and attention and/or supervision substantially in excess of another child of the same age. This care and attention must...