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  • Benefit Cap

    The Benefit Cap is a limit to the total amount in some benefits that working-age people can receive, even if their full entitlement would otherwise be higher.

  • Budgeting Loan/Advance

    A Budgeting Loan is extra money on top of your benefits to help pay for certain essentials. You have to pay back a Budgeting Loan. A Budgeting Advance is an extra amount of Universal Credit to help you pay for certain expenses. You have to pay back a Budgeting Advance.

  • 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.

  • Challenging a PIP decision

    If you are unhappy with the outcome of your claim for Personal Independence Payment (PIP), what you can do about it depends on what you are unhappy about. This may include asking for the decision to be looked at again, an appeal or tribunal.

  • Child Benefit

    Child Benefit is money paid to parents or other people who are responsible for bringing up a child.

  • Child Tax Credit

    Child Tax Credit is paid to help people with the costs of bringing up a child. It is being replaced by Universal Credit so only some people can still claim Child Tax Benefit.

  • Discretionary Assistance Fund

    The Discretionary Assistance Fund (DAF) provides urgent grants to people in Wales as a last resort, and can include awards for certain electrical white goods, such as fridges and cookers, in addition to household items such as beds, bedding, curtains and kitchen items. Grants ...

  • 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...

  • Discretionary Housing Payment

    Discretionary Housing Payment is a payment you may receive at the discretion of your local authority which can help towards housing costs. You can only get it if you are entitled to Housing Benefit or the Housing Costs element of Universal Credit.