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Emergency Assistance - Check your entitlement

Find out what help there is available in emergencies and urgent situations.

Check your entitlement

You may be struggling because you are not receiving all of the benefits you are entitled to.

Benefit Cap

If you are subject to the Benefit Cap, read our Benefit Cap guide for your options.

Benefit Check

Use our Benefits Calculator to check you are receiving the right amount of means-tested benefits.   You may be eligible for other benefits too, like:
•    Personal Independence Payment 
•    Contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance
•    Contribution-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
•    Maternity Allowance
•    Sure Start Maternity Grant
•    Cold Weather Payment
•    Winter Fuel Payment
•    Funeral Payment

This is not a complete list.  You may want to check our Your Situation pages for other benefits that you may be entitled to.

If you are struggling to pay your rent, and you are receiving Housing Benefit or the Universal Credit Housing element, you could apply for Discretionary Housing Payment

Wrong Decision

If you think that a decision to refuse your benefits or stop payments is wrong, you can challenge the decision.  You can read more about challenging benefit decisions in our Challenging Decisions benefit guide.  For more help to challenge a decision, you can use our Find an Advisor tool to find an advisor near you. 


Last updated: October 2016

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