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Last updated:
18/10/2018

How do I check what I’m entitled to?

  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. Rates: Exemptions and Support to pay
  15. Social Fund
  16. Next steps

Finding out what benefits you can claim

It's up to you to make sure that you get the benefits that you are entitled to - the Social Security Agency (SSA) and your local council do not have to tell you what you should claim. You can use an online benefits checking tool to see what you may be able to claim, but please remember that the tool is a guide; it can't tell you if your claim will be successful. The charity Turn2us have an online calculator you can use.

A welfare rights adviser may be able to help if you have problems with benefits or you’re not sure which ones you should apply for.

A welfare rights adviser may be able to help if you have problems with benefits or you're not sure which ones you should apply for - this is someone that specialises in benefits. They can check that you are getting everything you are entitled to and help with claims and appeals.

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  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. Rates: Exemptions and Support to pay
  15. Social Fund
  16. Next steps
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