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  • 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.

  • Childcare element of Working Tax Credit

    The Childcare Element of Working Tax Credit is for people who work but are on a low income to help with the cost of registered or approved childcare. It does not matter whether you are working for someone else or are self-employed.

  • Claiming Benefits

    Benefits and tax credits are payments from the government to certain people on low incomes, or to meet specific needs. Read our guide to find out more about them and how to claim.

  • Cold Weather Payment

    A Cold Weather Payment is money to help with fuel costs during periods of very cold weather. The period of cold weather must cover seven consecutive days, between 1 November and 31 March, when the average temperature must be zero degrees Celsius or below.

  • Complaints about your benefits claim

    You have the right to expect a reasonable standard of service from the people dealing with your benefit claim. Service includes things such as meeting target times for dealing with claims and providing interpretation facilities. This guide explains when a complaint can be ...

  • Council Tax Support

    Localised Council Tax Support schemes provide help for people on low incomes with their Council Tax bill. The schemes apply differently in different parts of Great Britain.

  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA) - children

    Disability Living Allowance is money for children who have care needs or mobility needs (difficulty getting around). Age rules: Your child must be under the age of 16. For the low rate mobility component they must be aged over five, and for the high rate mobility component ...

  • Disabled Facilities Grants

    If you live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland and you have disabilities, you may be able to get a Disabled Facilities Grant from your local authority for work to your home so you can live an independent life.

  • 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 ...