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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.