Benefits and tax credits are payments from the government to certain people on low incomes, or to meet specific needs. Further information is available at gov.uk. They can help you if you:
- Are on a low income
- Are sick or disabled
- Are out of work
- Are pregnant
- Have children
- Have been bereaved
- Are a carer
The UK’s benefits system is very complicated and it can feel overwhelming for people using it for the first time. Free online resources e.g. benefits calculators can help you estimate your entitlement to benefits.
As the cost of living continues to affect households across the UK, the government has also announced a new package of payments to help most families claiming benefits.
Find out what support is available to help with the cost of living here. This includes income and disability benefits, bills and allowances, childcare, housing and travel.