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Benefits

It's important to make sure that you get all the help that you're entitled to.

These pages give you information on benefits and tax credits if you are working or unemployed, sick or disabled, a parent, a young person, an older person or a veteran. There is also information about council tax and housing costs, national insurance, payment of benefits, problems with benefits and future changes to benefits.

A to Z of benefits

An A to Z listing of all the benefits covered in our advice pages

Benefits search

Search for articles in our benefits section.

Universal Credit

Find out if you're eligible for Universal Credit if you're on a low income, make an application and get advice on any problems you have.

Child Benefit

Find out if you're eligible for Child Benefit and how to apply. Check how changes in your and your child's circumstances will affect your Child Benefit. Find out what to do if you want to appeal a Child Benefit decision.

Support for mortgage interest (SMI)

Find out if you can get SMI, how to apply and how other changes in your life will affect your SMI payments.

Check if you have the right to reside for benefits

You might need to show you have a right to reside in the UK to claim some benefits. Find out what information you need and which benefits are affected.

Getting benefits if you’ve recently moved to the UK

Check how to show you’re habitually resident, pass the ‘past presence test’ or pass the ‘3-month living in test’.

Bereavement and funeral benefits

Find out about what support is available for funeral costs and during bereavement.