It's important to make sure that you get all the help that you're entitled to. These pages give you information on benefits and tax credits if you are working or unemployed, sick or disabled, a parent, a young person, an older person or a veteran. There is also information about council tax and housing costs, national insurance, payment of benefits and problems with benefits.
A to Z of benefits
An A to Z listing of all the benefits covered in our advice pages
Search for articles in our benefits section.
Find out if you're eligible for Universal Credit, make an application and get advice on solving any problems you have.
Find out if you're eligible for Child Benefit and how to apply. Check how changes in your and your child's circumstances will affect your Child Benefit. Find out what to do if you want to appeal a Child Benefit decision.
Find out if you can get SMI, how to apply and how other changes in your life will affect your SMI payments.
Find out if you can claim benefits if you’re from the EU or European Economic Area (EEA) and you live in the UK.
Find out how to claim Bereavement Support Payment. For deaths before April 2017, check if you can get Widowed Parents Allowance.
Whether or not a British or Irish citizen needs to satisfy the conditions of the Habitual Residence Test when returning to the UK from abroad.
Find out about benefits you may be able to get, how to claim them and the help you can get from a Citizens Advice Bureau. Information in British Sign Language (BSL).