Benefits and Allowances

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Benefits, Allowances and Benefit Rates Guides

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Advisor Guidance – Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment guide for assessment providers Guidance for health professionals carrying out PIP assessment activity and for ...
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Appeal Against A DWP Benefits Decision

You can appeal to the Social Security and Child Support Tribunal if you disagree with a decision about benefits (DWP), ...
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Attendance Allowance (AA) – A Guide

Attendance Allowance is a tax-free benefit for people aged 65 or over who need someone to help look after them ...
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Benefit and Pension Rates

Benefit and Pension Rates in the UK for 2019 to 2020 from The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) The ...
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Benefit Cap 2019 to 2020 – A Guide

The Benefit Cap is part of government welfare reforms that place a limit on the amount of benefit you can ...
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Benefits Advice – Organisations and Charities

Organisations and charities offering disabled people and carers welfare benefits advice and various advice services in the UK. Listings start ...
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Benefits for Carers

As a carer It’s advantageous to know what benefits you and the person you care for are entitled to. You ...
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Bereavement Benefits – A Guide

A Guide to Bereavement Payment, Bereavement Allowance, Widowed Parent’s Allowance and their effect on State Retirement Pension. See also Benefit ...
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Constant Attendance Allowance – A Guide

A Guide to Constant Attendance Allowance an entitlement for people who need constant care through an injury or disease If ...
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Council Tax Benefit – Low Income

A Guide for disabled people. Applying to your local council for Council Tax Reduction (sometimes called Council Tax Support). If ...
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Council Tax Reduction for Disabled People

Council Tax Reduction now falls under the umbrella of Council Tax Support. If you are disabled or have a disabled ...
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Deductions and Dependency Increases – DWP Benefits – 2019 to 2020

Local Council Tax, Fuel and Housing Benefit deductions and dependency increases applied to benefits and work for the year April ...
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Disability Living Allowance (DLA) – A Guide

A Guide to Disability Living Allowance DLA, a tax-free benefit for disabled people who need someone to help look after ...
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Disability Living Allowance (DLA) – For Children

If your child is under 16 and has care or mobility needs because of a physical or mental disability you ...
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Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) – A Guide

Rates for 2019 to 2020. If you are a higher education student with a disability living in England, you can ...
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DLA and PIP – the main differences

New claims for DLA are ending for everyone over the age of 16 as it is being replaced by PIP ...
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Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) – A Guide

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) Introduction Employment and Support Allowance offers you support and financial help, so that you can ...
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Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) | Benefit Rates 2019 to 2020

If you’re ill or disabled, Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) offers you financial support if you’re unable to work and ...
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Housing Benefit – A Guide

If you’re on a low income, whether working or not, Housing Benefit gives financial help to pay your rent. Find ...
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Incapacity Benefit (IB) – A Guide

A Guide to Incapacity Benefit which gives financial help to people who are not working because they are sick or ...
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Income Support – A Guide

Extra financial support is given by Income Support to help people who don’t have enough to live on. Universal Credit ...
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Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

You may be awarded Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit through a work accident (industrial accident) or by developing an industrial disease ...
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Jobseeker’s Allowance – A Guide

The main benefit for people of working age who are out of work or work less than 16 hours a ...
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Pension Credit Guide – Rates 2019 – 2020

Pension Credit (April 2019/2020) is an income-related benefit made up of 2 parts – Guarantee Credit and Savings Credit. Guarantee ...
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Pensions Act 2014

The Pensions Bill effective from April 2016 has now received Royal Assent and will become the Pensions Act 2014. Amongst ...
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Personal Independence Payment (PIP) – A Guide

A Guide to the financial support provided by the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people ...
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Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Benefit Rates – 2019 to 2020

PIP replaces DLA and has a Daily Living component and a Mobility component. The PIP benefit rates from April 2019 ...
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PIP Assessment and Points – A Guide

Entitlement to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is decided upon by a DWP Decision Maker known as a Case Manager usually ...
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Pneumoconiosis etc – Workers’ Compensation Act 1979

If you have a dust-related disease, you may be entitled to a one-off lump-sum payment. You must be unable to ...
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Recovery of Benefits from Compensation

If you are getting a social security benefit and have had an accident, an injury or a disease for which ...
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Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA) – A Guide

Severe Disablement Allowance has been replaced with Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) – Jobcentre Plus will re-assess your Severe Disablement ...
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Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) – A Guide

If you’re an employee and unable to work because you’re ill you may be able to get Statutory Sick Pay.  ...
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Transfer from DLA to PIP – A guide

People receiving Disability Living Allowance will be invited to apply for the Personal Independence Payment which is for people who ...
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Universal Credit (UC) – A Guide

Universal Credit is a payment to help with your living costs. It’s paid monthly – or twice a month for some ...
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Universal Credit (UC) Benefit Rates

Your Universal Credit payment is made up of a standard allowance and any extra amounts that apply to you, for ...
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Vaccine Damage Payments – A Guide

A Guide to the Payment Scheme if you are severely disabled as a result of vaccination against specific diseases. What ...
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Victims of Crime – Compensation

Being the victim of a violent crime may make you eligible to receive compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority ...
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War Pensions Scheme – A Guide

You may be able to claim under the War Pensions Scheme if you have been injured or disabled as a ...
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Working Tax Credit – Disability Element

You may be awarded the Disability Element of Working Tax Credit if you or your partner (if you have one) ...
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