Getting benefits advice

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

Claiming benefits:

To find out what you can claim and how to make a claim use our Benefits Calculator:

Universal Credit

This short video explains more about Universal Credit:

Applying for Universal Credit (UC): Click on each step in the link below to work your way through the Universal Credit application process:

Immigration schemes: Some immigration schemes (such as the EU Settlement Scheme or the Ukraine schemes) allow you to claim benefits if you meet the criteria. The Work Rights Centre has a short quiz to help you see if you are eligible for Universal Credit.

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

This site has information about all benefits and financial support provided by the UK Government:

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):

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

Help to pay for your childcare:

This site provides more information about help with paying for childcare:

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Page last updated: 04 October 2022

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