Benefits

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08 May 2014 -
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) helps with some of the extra costs caused by long-term ill-health or a disability if you're aged 16 to 64. You could get between £21 to £134.40 a week to help with the extra costs caused by your condition. How...
07 May 2014 -
If you're ill or disabled, Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) offers you: financial support if you're unable to work; personalised help so that you can work if you're able to. You can apply for ESA if you're employed, self-employed or unemployed...
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...
30 Apr 2014 -
You could get Working Tax Credit if: you're aged 16 or over; you work a certain number of hours a week; you get paid for the work you do (or expect to); your income is below a certain level. The basic amount of Working Tax Credit is up to £1,920 a...
28 Apr 2014 -
When you take time off to have a baby you might be eligible for: Statutory Maternity Leave; Statutory Maternity Pay; paid time off for antenatal care; extra help from the government. There are rules on when and how to claim your paid leave and if...
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.