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  • Benefit Changes Timetable

    This guide will provide information on the Benefit Changes Timetable.

  • Universal Credit (UC)

    Universal Credit is a means-tested benefit for people of working-age who are on a low income.

  • Care homes and benefits

    When you or a member of your family go to live in a care home, the benefits you get may change. What will happen to your benefits depends on the type of benefit you get and whether you are going into or out of a care home. Living in a care home can also affect the benefits...

  • Carer's Allowance

    Carer's Allowance is money for people who spend at least 35 hours a week providing regular care to someone who has a disability. The person you care for must be getting a relevant benefit because of their disability,which in some cases has to be paid at a certain rate.

  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

    Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is money for people who have extra care needs or mobility needs (difficulty getting around) as a result of a disability. If you are 16+, you can no longer make a new claim for DLA You may be able to claim Personal Independence Payment (PIP...

  • Hospital and benefits

    When you or a member of your family go into or come out of hospital, the welfare benefits you get may change. What will happen to your benefits depends on the type of benefit you get. A stay in hospital can also affect the benefits your partner or carer gets.

  • Hardship Payments

    Hardship payments are reduced-rate payments of Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Universal Credit (UC) that are made in limited circumstances, including if you have been sanctioned.

  • Housing Benefit (England, Scotland and Wales)

    Housing Benefit is money to help you with your housing costs if you are on a low income. It can help with rent and some service charges. Housing Benefit is being replaced by Universal Credit.

  • Income Support

    Income Support helps people who do not have enough to live on. It is only available for certain groups of people who do not get Jobseeker's Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance and are not in full time employment. Income Support is being replaced by Universal Cred...

  • Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)

    Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) is a benefit for people who are not in full time employment (work less than 16 hours per week), are capable of working and are looking for work.