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Benefits information

Claiming benefits is an important way to provide individuals and families with the financial support they are entitled to.

There are a range of welfare benefits available to support people in need. They are either administered or overseen by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in the UK.

Benefits that people may be entitled to claim include:

  • Universal Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Working and child tax credits
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Pension Credit
  • Income Support.

Each benefit has its own rules on when it can be claimed and who can claim it.

For more information about benefits, try the following:

If you have any concerns or queries about benefits, remember you can talk to your support worker.

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Find out what you're entitled to

Our benefits calculator will help you find the level of benefit you are entitled to. The calculator is free to use, and the details you provide are anonymous.

Before you start, make sure you have information about your savings, income, pensions and existing benefits (for you and your partner if you have one). If you run out of time, you can save your calculation and come back to it later.

Benefits calculator