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  • Valuation Tribunal (England and Wales)

    If you appeal against a Council Tax Support (Council Tax Reduction) decision in England or Wales, a Valuation Tribunal will deal with your appeal. This guide goes through the process of what happens after your appeal is received.

  • War Pensions Scheme

    The War Pensions Scheme provides financial help if you have an illness or injury caused by service in the Armed Forces before 6 April 2005. It can also help if you are the husband, wife or civil partner of a service person who died as a result of serving in the Armed Forces...

  • Widowed Parent's Allowance

    Widowed Parent's Allowance is a weekly benefit for widows, widowers, or surviving civil partners, who were bereaved before 6 April 2017, and have a dependent child or are pregnant. There is no time limit for claiming Widowed Parent's Allowance after the death of your spouse or...

  • Winter Fuel Payment

    A Winter Fuel payment is a one-off, tax-free payment of between £100 and £300 made during the winter to help with heating costs, it is made to households with someone over Pension Credit age.

  • Working hours: benefits rules

    If you are doing paid work for an employer or are self-employed but on a low income, you may still qualify for certain welfare benefits. Benefit entitlement can depend on how many hours of paid work you do per week.

  • Working Tax Credit

    Working Tax Credit is money provided to boost the income of working people who are on a low income.

  • Young People and benefits

    If you are aged under 18 (or under 20 in some circumstances), there may be extra rules to meet to get benefits. If you cannot get benefits in your own right, someone else, such as a parent or guardian, may be able to claim amounts for you within the benefits they get.

  • 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.

  • Severe Disability Premium

    A Severe Disability Premium is an extra amount that is included in some means-tested benefits to help with the cost of disability.

  • Energy schemes

    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.