The Benefits system in the UK is wide ranging and includes a multitude of sources from which you benefits can be paid. Together with that you may have to visit a number of departments for the time being, though once - if ever - the Universal Credit benefit comes into being, this should simplify matters.
Some benefits are administered by the DWP - Department of Work and Pensions, some by the local authority, and yet further credits and benefits are administered through the Inland Revenue - or HMRC as they now are (HM Revenue and Customs).
Regardless of departmental differences, we have tried to make 'Benefits' payment of all kinds more easy to understand and access through this alphabetical listing of all benefits in the UK.
If you think we have missed any out, then please let us know -they are evolving all the time. Crazy that they are having to introduce new benefits to take place of some they have scrapped!
Please look at the update details on our pages - they are manually not automatically set, so should show an accurate of what the situation was on that day. As a general guide (only) ,most things relating to benefits and other grants, tend to change in early April of each year.
No doubt we will have missed some out, or not quite got the search term you are looking for. Please let us know if you feel that these basic alphabetical listings can be improved. That's why we are here!
For the purpose of this A-Z list of benefits available, we are also including grants, credits and all the little add-ons that make life a little easier for those who need to depend upon benefits to get them through a difficult period, or even life itself.
The range of things to be had is enormous, so we will apologise now for never completing this section. Bear in mind that it will be a massive update required every year also. You are all welcome to point out any omissions that we have overlooked.
All we ask of you, is that you do not abuse the system and bring it further into disrepute! There are many people out there who really need benefits. The same is true that many actually need the benefits system explained and presented in a simple manner.
March 9th 2017
***Child Tax Credit - From April this year the ‘family element’ of £545 per year will be abolished.***
March 8th 2017
**MPs are calling for a halt to the accelerating roll-out of Universal Credit as the ongoing problems are causing undue and unnecessary hardship**
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