Benefits - introduction
Learn about the benefits you can get and how they are paid. If you are not happy with a decision, find out what you can do and how you can appeal.
If you pay national insurance, find out which contributions pay for which benefits.
Get a quick idea of the benefits you could get including disability benefits and links to free and detailed benefit eligibility tools and calculators
Information on national insurance contributions including classes of contributions, contribution conditions for benefits and how to get a national insurance number.
Payment of benefits and tax credits by direct credit transfer into bank and building society accounts or Post Office card accounts.
How and when to let HMRC's Tax Credit Office know about any changes in your work or personal life.
What you should do if you're volunteering while you're on benefits.