Getting benefits advice

If you have lost your job or are working reduced hours you may be able to claim benefits:

Claiming benefits:

Find out what you can claim and how to make a claim:

Universal Credit

This short video on YouTube explains more about Universal Credit:

How you apply for Universal Credit (UC): Click on each step in the link below to work your way through the UC application process. You can leave this guide and come back anytime - we'll save your progress. If you need help along the way just click the 'Help me' button:

Immigration schemes: such as the EU Settlement Scheme or the Ukraine schemes, do allow you to claim benefits if you meet some criteria. The Work Rights Centre have designed a short quiz that can help you determine if you are eligible to claim Universal Credit.

How to claim Universal Credit, Job Seekers Allowance and New Style Employment and Support Allowance

For more information see:

Childcare costs

You can claim child benefit if you are responsible for bringing up a child under the age of 16 or under 20 if they are in education or training. Find out more about:

All children aged 3 to 4 in England are entitled to 15 hours of free childcare. Some are eligible for 30 hours of free childcare, depending on things like your income and whether you are working:

Help to pay for your childcare:

For more information and a step-by-step guide see:

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Page last updated: 05 August 2022

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