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Benefits

Welfare Benefits are money provided by the government to people who are in need. There are a number of different benefits available. Find more below about the different types of benefits available and how to apply for them depending on your situation.

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Attendance Allowance

is a benefit for people who are; physically or mentally ill; are disabled and need support or care; or need to be supervised by someone else.

Benefits appeals process

The Government have changed how benefit appeals are treated and made. Here’s more information on the rules and process.

Benefits of being physically active

being active is key to leading an independent life. Doing a little bit of activity regularly can make a real difference to your health.

Bereavement Benefit

is a payment that may be made following the death of your husband, wife or civil partner.

Carer’s Allowance

is paid to people over 16 and who spend at least 35 hours a week caring for someone with substantial care needs.

Carers Wellbeing Fund

is available for carers to take breaks and opportunities that give them choice, independence and control to improve their health and wellbeing.

Child Benefit

is a tax-free monthly payment made to anyone bringing up a child or a young person. You may be the guardian or carer of your grandchildren. You do not need to be the parent of the child or young person to qualify, but you must be responsible for them.

Cold Weather Payments

are made to help people keep warm during extended cold spells of weather between 1 November and 31 March each year.

Council Tax Support

is a benefit that helps people on a low income to pay the council tax on the property where they live or own.

Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

is a payment for disabled people who need additional support for their care or mobility needs. This benefit will be replaced by Personal Independence in January 2015.