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Last updated:
21/11/2017

Can I claim Welfare Benefits if I’m living with a mental illness?

Next steps

  1. Overview
  2. How do I check what I’m entitled to?
  3. Universal Credit
  4. Employment and Support Allowance
  5. Jobseeker’s Allowance
  6. Income Support
  7. Incapacity Benefit
  8. Severe Disablement Allowance
  9. Statutory Sick Pay
  10. Working Tax Credits
  11. Personal Independence Payment
  12. Housing Benefit
  13. Support for Mortgage Interest
  14. Council Tax: Exemptions and support to pay
  15. Social Fund
  16. Next steps

Hopefully you're feeling a little more informed and confident about claiming welfare benefits when living with a mental illness.

  1. Useful contacts
  2. Still looking for help?

Useful contacts:

Some useful contacts

Money Advice Service

You can use the Money Advice Service website to find a debt adviser near you and gain advice on other debt matters.

Address - 120 Holborn, London EC1N 2TD

Telephone - 0800 138 7777

(Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm and Saturday 9.30am to 1pm)

Turn2us

National charity that helps people in financial hardship gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services.

Address - 200 Shepherds Bush Road, London W6 7NL

Telephone - 0808 802 2000

Free Helpline
(09:00 – 20:00 Monday - Friday)

Universal Credit Helpline

Universal Credit is a payment to help with your living costs. It’s paid monthly - or twice a month for some people in Scotland. You may be able to get it if you’re on a low income or out of work. Whether you can claim Universal Credit depends on where you live and your circumstances.

Telephone - 0345 600 0723 Textphone: 0345 600 0743

(Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm)

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice is a network of 316 independent charities throughout the United Kingdom that give free, confidential information and advice to assist people with money, legal, consumer and other problems. Web chat available on website.

Telephone - 03444 111 444

Same as costs calling 01 or 02 for landline

Pension Service

The Pension Service helps with State Pension eligibility, claims and payments.

Address - www.gov.uk/find-pension-centre

Telephone - 0800 731 7898

Free
(08:00 – 18:00 Monday - Friday (Except public holidays))

JobCentre Plus

Jobcentre Plus is a quango used by the UK Department for Work and Pensions for its working-age support service in the United Kingdom, its services offered directly by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Address - los.direct.gov.uk - for local search

Telephone - Find your nearest branch - los.direct.gov.uk

National JobCentre Enquiry Line

For Job seekers allowance, employment and support allowance, income support and incapacity benefit.

Telephone - 0345 604 3719 Textphone: 0345 608 8551

Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

Telephone - Born on, or before 08/04/1948 - 0345 605 6055, Textphone: 0345 604 5312 Born after 08/04/1948 - 0345 712 3456 Textphone: 0345 722 4433

(Monday to Friday 8 am - 6 pm )

Independent Review Service

Resolves social fund disputes

Address - 16A Grantham Road, Eastleigh, SO50 5LT

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Telephone - 0345 850 3322 Textphone (new claims): 0800 917 22 22 Textphone: 0345 601 6677

(Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm)

Age UK

Information and advice for the elderly about many issues including benefits.

Telephone - 0800 169 2081

Within this subject

  1. Overview
  2. How do I check what I’m entitled to?
  3. Universal Credit
  4. Employment and Support Allowance
  5. Jobseeker’s Allowance
  6. Income Support
  7. Incapacity Benefit
  8. Severe Disablement Allowance
  9. Statutory Sick Pay
  10. Working Tax Credits
  11. Personal Independence Payment
  12. Housing Benefit
  13. Support for Mortgage Interest
  14. Council Tax: Exemptions and support to pay
  15. Social Fund
  16. Next steps

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