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  • Support for Mortgage Interest Loan

    Support for Mortgage Interest Loan is help towards paying the interest payments on your mortgage or other loans for home purchase, repairs and home improvements. This help is in the form of a loan.

  • Sure Start Maternity Grant

    A Sure Start Maternity Grant is a one-off payment of £500 to help with the costs of having a new-born or adopted baby. You will only get a maternity grant if the new baby is the only child under 16 in the household. There are special rules for multiple births.

  • Tax Credits Overpayments

    A tax credit overpayment can happen if: - you give incorrect or incomplete information when making or renewing a claim - you fail to notify a change of circumstance - you don’t report significant increases in income - you don’t renew your tax credits on...

  • Tax Free Childcare

    Tax-Free Childcare is a new scheme which is being rolled out gradually from 21 April 2017 and will offer working families 20% support towards qualifying childcare costs up to certain limits. It will eventually replace the directly contracted childcare and childcare vouche...

  • Travel costs: People with disabilities and carers

    If you have disabilities or are a carer you may be entitled to free or discounted travel on public transport.</ br></ br>If you are a driver you may be entitled to an exemption from paying road tax, and to a blue badge which gives you parking concessions.

  • TV and Telephone costs

    Find out more about the help with TV and telephone costs if you have a disability.

  • Universal Credit (UC) housing costs element

    Universal Credit (UC) housing costs element can help with rent and some service charges if you are a tenant. If you are a homeowner you can receive help with your mortgage interest payments in the form of a Support for Mortgage Interest Loan.

  • Universal Credit (UC) income and capital

    This guide explains more about the rules relating to income and capital for Universal Credit (UC)

  • Universal Credit (UC) timetable

    The rolling out of the full digital service of Universal Credit to all areas of the country was completed on 12 December 2018 for new claims or for people having to make a new claim due to a change of circumstance. This guides provides information on the next stages and gives...

  • Universal Credit (UC) transitional protection

    Transitional Protection is an extra 'transitional' amount which tops up your Universal Credit award so that you are not worse off when you move onto Universal Credit. Transitional Protection is only for some people and it is not available to anybody yet.