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  • What is New State Pension?

    New State Pension is money paid to people who reach state pension age on or after 6 April 2016. If you reached state pension age before 6 April 2016, you may be entitled to the Basic State Pension. You can check the date that you reach state pension age on the government webs...

  • Can't pay my rent or mortgage

    If you are worried about being able to pay your rent, first make sure you are getting all the help you’re entitled to. Next, get in touch with your landlord to let them know what is happening. If your landlord is not being understanding, get advice on what you should do. If y...

  • I'm worried about being evicted

    EvictionsCheck your benefits entitlementHelp from charitable grants If you are worried about being evicted from your home, you should seek advice from a housing expert as soon as possible. The rules around evictions and the help available depend on where you live in the UK...

  • Don't feel safe at home

    If you are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse of any kind, help and support is available to you. This includes police response, online support, helplines, refuges and other services. You are not alone and there is never an excuse for domestic abuse. See the follo...

  • Self Employment National Schemes

    Gov. UK: Business and Self-employed In England, Scotland and Wales, you may be able to get support through the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) to help you: Start your own businessDevelop your business, if you’re already self employed. You need to be getting certain benefits...

  • 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.

  • Sick with Covid-19

    If you are an employee and you usually earn at least £120 per week (£520 per month), you should be able to get Statutory Sick Pay from your employer. This is paid at £96.35 per week. If your contract allows for contractual sick pay, you might get more than this. If you ar...

  • Working Tax Credit

    Working Tax Credit is money to help working people who are on a low income.

  • Switching from other benefits to Universal Credit

    Whether you have had a change in circumstances that has meant your old benefits have stopped or you have decided you would like to choose to move onto Universal Credit, there are a few things to think about and some common questions people have. Make sure you use our Benefits...

  • Can I get a Pregnancy and Baby Payment?

    Applies to: Scotland You can get a Pregnancy and Baby Payment even if you already have other children. You can get a Pregnancy and Baby Payment if:You live in Scotland; andYou are receiving any of these benefits Universal Credit; or Child Tax Credit; or Working Tax Credit;...