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  • How much student support will I get?

    The amount of help you can get depends on where you are studying, where you are living whilst studying, the fees charged by your university or college and your family circumstances. Some students could get extra financial help, for example:•    single parents •    student pa...

  • How do I claim student support?

    You can apply online or on paper. Follow the links below for the applications forms. •    More information on loans and grants in England •    More information on loans and grants in Wales •    More information on loans and grants in Scotland •    More information on loan...

  • What is an Armed Forces Independence Payment?

    The Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP) is designed to provide financial support to service personnel and veterans seriously injured as a result of service to cover the extra costs they may have as a result of their injury. Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland and Northe...

  • How do I claim an Armed Forces Independence Payment?

    You should contact Veterans UK to get a claim form. You can call their helpline on:0808 1914 218 (UK) or+44 1253 866 043 (Overseas) There are no time limits. However, if you delay returning your claim form it may affect the date it becomes payable. So you should return your c...

  • How do I apply to the War Pensions Scheme?

    You should contact Veterans UK to get a claim form. They will also help you fill it in. You can call their helpline on: 0808 191 4218 (UK) or +44 1253 866043 (Overseas) You can download a claim form from Veterans UK website You should claim within five years of the eve...

  • How do I challenge a War Pensions Scheme decision?

    If your claim is unsuccessful, you can ask Veterans UK to reconsider their decision. See the Veterans UK website for more information. You may appeal if your claim was rejected or if you you think the type of award you’ve been given is wrong, for example, if you don’t think y...

  • How do I claim Guardian's Allowance?

    Phone for a claim form: Telephone: 0300 200 3101 Textphone: 0300 200 3103 Welsh language: 0300 200 1900 Download a claim form from the GOV. UK website If you have not already claimed Child Benefit, you should claim this at the same time as Guardian’s Allowance. You must gi...

  • How do I challenge a Sure Start Maternity Grant decision?

    If you disagree with the decision made on your claim you can usually ask for it to be looked at again known as a 'mandatory reconsideration'. If you still disagree with the further decision you can then appeal to an independent tribunal. The time limits are strict, you will ...

  • Universal Credit (UC): Capital/ Savings

    Any capital/ savings you have under £6,000 is ignored. Any capital/ savings you have between £6,000 and £16,000 is treated as if it gives you a monthly income of £4.35 for each £250, or part of £250, regardless of whether it does or not. So if you have £6,300 in a savings acc...

  • What is Attendance Allowance?

    Attendance Allowance is money for people aged pension age or over who have care needs. You may have care needs if you need help with activities of daily living, such as getting dressed, going to the toilet or having someone to look after you so you do not hurt yourself. It co...