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  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

    Employment and Support Allowance is money for people who have limited capability for work because of their sickness or disability but do not get Statutory Sick Pay. There are two types: income-related Employment and Support Allowance and contributory Employment and Support...

  • Facing redundancy

    Find out more about what you can do if you are facing redundancy and which benefits you may be able to claim.

  • Fraud Investigations

    Benefit or Tax Credit fraud is an offence which may be committed by making: a) False representation for claiming benefits or tax credits, or b) Dishonest representation for claiming benefits or tax credits Special rules allow for investigation and prosecution where you ...

  • Full time students and benefits

    Find out more about the definition of a full-time student for benefit purposes and whether you can claim any benefits or tax credits

  • Claiming Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

    A guide for claiming Personal Independence Payment, the different stages of the claim process and what to expect

  • 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.