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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...

  • TV and Telephone costs

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

  • Valuation Tribunal (England and Wales)

    If you appeal against a Council Tax Support (Council Tax Reduction) decision in England or Wales, a Valuation Tribunal will deal with your appeal. This guide goes through the process of what happens after your appeal is received.

  • War Pensions Scheme

    The War Pensions Scheme provides financial help if you have an illness or injury caused by service in the Armed Forces before 6 April 2005. It can also help if you are the husband, wife or civil partner of a service person who died as a result of serving in the Armed Forces...

  • Widowed Parent's Allowance

    Widowed Parent's Allowance is a weekly benefit for widows, widowers, or surviving civil partners, who were bereaved before 6 April 2017, and have a dependent child or are pregnant. There is no time limit for claiming Widowed Parent's Allowance after the death of your spouse or...

  • Winter Fuel Payment

    A Winter Fuel payment is a one-off, tax-free payment of between £100 and £300 made during the winter to help with heating costs, it is made to households with someone over Pension Credit age.

  • Work Capability Assessment

    When you claim Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), you will have to show that you have limited capability for work, The Work Capability Assessment is used to decide whether you have limited capability for work. The Work Capability Assessment usually happens within the ...

  • Working hours: benefits rules

    If you are doing paid work for an employer or are self-employed but on a low income, you may still qualify for certain welfare benefits. Benefit entitlement can depend on how many hours of paid work you do per week.