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In this section you will find the Benefits Calculator and Grants Search tools and guidance on using them, including the information you will need
In this section you will find information about benefits and grants relevant to your situation.
Turn2us helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help – online, by phone and face to face through our partner organisations.
In this section you will find information on how you can get involved with supporting Turn2us and the work we do.
In this section you will find information aimed at charity fund providers and those working with people in financial need.
You can claim most benefits in the normal way. Use the Turn2us Benefit Calculator to check which benefits you may be entitled to.
You will need a national insurance number to claim benefits. If you haven’t already got one, the Government's Gov.UK website has more information on how to apply for a national insurance number.
You will also need to prove your identity, so make sure you keep form B79 (notification of discharge from prison), sometimes known as discharge papers, when you leave prison.
Under the Fresh Start scheme you can arrange an interview at your local Jobcentre Plus office for the day after you leave prison. A member of the prison resettlement team will be able to arrange this for you before you leave prison.
There is more information about prisoners resettlement on the Ministry of Justice website.
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Look for funds that might be able to give you a grant and/or other types of help.
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