What benefits can I get after redundancy?
If you have been made redundant help may be available to you, depending on your income, savings, health, family and type of accommodation. To check your benefits entitlement quickly and easily use the Turn2us Benefits Calculator.
You might find you are entitled to:
*Jobseeker's Allowance (income-based or contribution-based JSA). if you are capable of work, available for work and actively seeking work
*Employment and Support Allowance (income-related or contribution-based ESA) if you are not capable of work due to sickness or disability
Child Tax Credit if you have children
Housing Benefit (England, Scotland, Wales) or Housing Benefit (Northern Ireland) if you have to pay rent
Help with your mortgage if you qualify for Income Support, income-based JSA, or income-related ESA.
Council Tax Support if you have to pay Council Tax
You might also qualify for assistance from your local authority's Local Welfare Assistance scheme depending on your circumstances, see our Emergency Assistance page for more details.
If you were receiving Working Tax Credit when you were working, you will no longer be entitled to it if you (and your partner if you have one) aren't working enough hours, but a four week run-on period may apply.