Benefits Rights. Take them - Don't Abuse!
Updated 16th April 2017
The benefits system is going through an era of rapid change. We
update the site daily to give you the latest situation.
and your rights to them. More or less everyone has rights to 'benefits'
whether financial or other types.
Claiming your just 'rights to benefits' is not scrounging.
Mostly, the government of the day has decided that these benefits are
justified, and would like you to take them up. But, it should be well
understood that this website is not about how you can work the system
or cheat yourself into Benefits rights. It is for those in genuine
need and who have rights to benefits in the UK.
Don't allow the government to waste money trying to find
people who who are entitled to benefits. Be a good citizen, and
claim the benefits rights that you have right to! We will try to
help you through the minefield of official jargon, or at least
point you to someone who can. Just don't abuse the system
DWP Benefits -
Department of Work and Pensions.
Sickness Pay - An increasingly important benefit as stress
and other factors affect work and health.
Brexit and UK benefits Update
Rates of Most Benefits for 2017
Benefit Fraud UK
A-Z of UK
benefits - A full guide of what benefits are available.
The DWP Social Fund Budget - Payments from the Social Fund
include, Budgeting Loans; Funeral Payments; Cold Weather
Payments; Winter Fuel Allowance and Sure Start Maternity Grants:
How Much are
Benefits? Full breakdown of the payments payable for the
different UK Benefits
What Benefits can I Claim?
- A list of the most frequent searches about what can be claimed.
When are Benefits Paid? - Generally into a banking account
every 4 weeks, but some are different.
System for benefits.
Jobseekers Allowance - JSA is applicable to so many instances
for claiming benefits. It is work-related.
in particular has changed quite dramatically. this includes what
living space you are entitled to claim for (un) popularly
known as the Bedroom Tax - and also the maximum entitlement you
are allowed via the Benefits Cap.
Benefits Cap There is a general cap now on Benefits for those
of working age. READ ABOUT THE CHANGES for November. In part
it is being jointly enforced with both the DWP and also local
authorities by way of reduction in some housing benefit payments.
The basic policy behind the capping of benefits, is to "help
ensure individuals are no longer given more
money when they are out of work than what they could reasonably
expect to earn from working." In all it will affect payment of
many different benefits.
Personal Independence Payment has replaced DLA for new
Employment and Support Allowance is available if disabled or
to sick to work.
Mental Health Benefit Payments -
How to claim with a mental health disability.
- We now have all the latest information, direct from the
Department of Work and Pensions, so will be bringing you the
facts about how the new Universal Credit system of Benefits is
meant to work. The early implementation in a few areas throughout
this year, will give us some data about the advantages and
disadvantages of the Universal Credit system - to you and to the
government. Many places in the UK are now ready for UC Claims.
Income Support Benefit
is available for low paid persons. If you are receiving Universal
Credit, you will not be able to claim for Income Support
State Pension Age
changes are being changed over a period of a few years -
basically meaning that you will not be entitled to state pension
until later in life. This change is very far-reaching, and based
upon the assumption that we are all going to live longer, and
healthier, and therefore should remain in work for longer - or
prepare ourselves financially - to cope with that longer life.
Retirement - right for me? Retirement age and State Pension
Age are two very different things. This helps to explain.
When Can I Retire UK
- Getting to State Pension age and Retiring are two different
Claim Benefits if Working - Yes it is possible, both from the
government agencies - and your employer!
- available when necessary things need to be obtained.
benefits and Finance
Wide ranging help. For us with this website - it is an exciting
and demanding time as we try to sift the facts from the sound
bites to ensure that you get all the information you need for
your rights to benefits. The housing benefit legislation now
seems beyond change - though doubtless there will be some tweaks to
the legislation after the full political and social aspects are fully