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  • Can I apply to the War Pensions Scheme?

    You might be able to get financial help from the War Pensions Scheme if you have an illness or injury caused by service in the Armed Forces before 6 April 2005 and are no longer serving in the Armed Forces. If you have an illness or injury caused by service in the Armed F...

  • How much can I get from the War Pensions Scheme?

    The basic War Pension is worked out based on your degree of disability as a percentage. If you are assessed at 20% or more then you will receive a weekly pension. If you are assessed at less than 20% you will receive a one off lump sum payment instead. If you get a War Pe...

  • 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 the Gov.uk and  Veterans UK website (link opens in a new window) Y...

  • 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 (link opens in a new window) You may appeal if your claim was rejected or if you you think the type of award you’ve been given is wrong, e.g. if you don’t think yo...

  • What is Child Tax Credit?

    Child Tax Credit is paid to help people with the costs of bringing up a child.  Child Tax Credit is being replaced by Universal Credit.  Please go to 'Can I get Child Tax Credit?' for information on who can still claim. Child Tax Credit is made up of various elements: a famil...

  • Can I get Child Tax Credit?

    Child Tax Credit is being replaced by Universal Credit.  You will only able to make a new claim for Child Tax Credit in the situations listed below.  Otherwise if you try to make a new claim for Child Tax Credit you would be required to claim Universal Credit instead. If ...

  • How much Child Tax Credit will I get?

    It is complicated to work out how much Child Tax Credit you might get. A maximum amount is made up of different parts based on your personal circumstances:Family Element if you are responsible for a child or qualifying young person born before 6 April 2017Child Element for yo...

  • How do I claim Child Tax Credit?

    To make a new claim for Tax Credits, you have to complete a claim form. You can ask for a claim form by contacting the HMRC Tax Credits by phone or online.Telephone: 0345 300 3900Textphone: 0345 300 3909Online: Get a Tax Credit form page of the gov.uk website If you are alrea...

  • How do I challenge a Child Tax Credit 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 ...

  • What is Guardian's Allowance?

    If you look after a child who is not your own you may be entitled to Guardian's Allowance. Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland Age rules: There are no specific age rules for the person making the claim Type of benefit: Non means tested Taxable: No Admini...