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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.

Benefit calculators: what benefits can you get

Get a quick idea of the benefits you could get including disability benefits and links to free and detailed benefit eligibility tools and calculators

National insurance – contributions and benefits

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

Payment of benefits and tax credits by direct credit transfer into bank and building society accounts or Post Office card accounts.

Tell the Tax Credit Office about a change in your circumstances - overview

How and when to let HMRC's Tax Credit Office know about any changes in your work or personal life.