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.
01 Apr 2014 -
You could get Housing Benefit to help you pay your rent if you're on a low income. Housing Benefit can pay for part or all of your rent. How much you get depends on your income and circumstances. You can apply for Housing Benefit whether you're...
28 Mar 2014 -
You could get a one-off payment of £500 to help towards the costs of having a child. This is known as a Sure Start Maternity Grant. You usually qualify for the grant if: you've no other children - unless you're expecting a multiple birth (eg twins...
08 Nov 2013 -
You could get Child Tax Credit for each child you're responsible for if they're: under 16; under 20 and in approved education or training. You don't need to be working to claim Child Tax Credit. You get money for each child that qualifies and Child...