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21/11/2017

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

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

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  2. Useful contacts
  3. Still looking for help?

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Useful contacts

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))

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 - 0800 328 9344 Textphone: 0800 328 1344

(Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm)

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

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)

Tax Credit Helpline

Address - Tax Credit Office, HM Revenue and Customs, BX9 1LR, United Kingdom

Telephone - 0345 300 3900, Textphone: 0345 300 3909

Up to 9p per minute for landlines, 3p – 55p per minute for mobiles
(The helpline is open 8am-8pm, Mondays to Fridays, 8am-4pm on Saturdays and 9am -5pm on Sundays (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day).)

Citizens Advice Scotland

Citizens Advice Scotland is a registered charity which supports Scottish Citizens Advice Bureaux by providing expertise on things like management and fundraising, resources such as IT support, tools and training to support advice giving, and help with running campaigns.

Address - Citizens Advice Scotland, 1st Floor, Spectrum House 2 Powderhall Road Edinburgh EH7 4GB

Telephone - 0808 800 9060

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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