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  • Habitual Residence Test

    All claimants have to pass or be exempt from the Habitual Residence Test in order to claim certain benefits and Tax Credits.

  • Help from the local council if you are a carer

    As a carer, you have the right to have your own needs assessed by your local council. This could be as part of the assessment of the person you are caring for or in your own right.

  • Help from the local council if you are ill, injured or have a disability

    If you have an illness or a disability, you may need help to continue living at home. For example, you may need someone to come in and help with personal things like washing, dressing. Or you might need equipment to help with mobility or daily tasks. These services can be p...

  • Help with energy costs

    If you are struggling to pay your energy bills, find out about the various schemes and grants that may be available to help towards the cost of energy.

  • Help with health costs

    Find out more about how to get help with health costs.

  • Housing Benefit (Northern Ireland)

    Housing Benefit is money to help you with your housing costs if you are on a low income. It can help with rent, some service charges and also with rates. Housing Benefit is being replaced by Universal Credit.

  • Incapacity Benefit

    Incapacity Benefit is money for people who cannot work because they are sick or disabled. You cannot make a new claim for Incapacity Benefit. This is because Incapacity Benefit has been replaced by Employment and Support Allowance.

  • Incapacity Benefits: Reassessment Process

    If you are claiming one of the following benefits, you will be reassessed by the Department for Work and Pensions to see if you are fit for work or should be moved onto a different benefit such as Employment and Support Allowance or Jobseeker's Allowance: - Incapacity Benef...

  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

    Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) is for people who are disabled because of an accident at work, or who have certain diseases caused by their work (but not if this is self-employment) IIDB is a no fault scheme paid by Department for Work and Pensions.

  • 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 ...