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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There are a number of affordable credit options available to people in Newcastle who may be able to help you if you’ve been refused credit by other lenders.
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 during daily living activities.
Autism is a life-long condition. It affects a person’s ability to communicate or to do everyday things. People with a learning disability find it harder than others to learn, understand and communicate.
The death of someone close to you, whether it was expected or sudden, can be an extremely difficult time, and you will experience many different emotions. Help is available.
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.
This fund is available for carers to take breaks and opportunities that give them choice, independence and control to improve their health and wellbeing. The fund is currently closed.
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 they live in.