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Benefits A-Z

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Our benefits A-Z provides bite-sized information on all of the major social security benefits available in the UK. Find information on the value of benefits, eligibility and how to claim by clicking on any of the links below.

Meanwhile, if you are working with families and individuals who are struggling to cope with rising energy bills and the cost of living, see our guide listing sources of help.

Armed forces compensation scheme

Attendance allowance

Benefits for young people

Bereavement benefits and bereavement support payment

Carer’s allowance

Child benefit

Child tax credit

Council tax support

Disability living allowance

Domestic abuse – financial support

Education welfare benefits for low-income families

Employment and support allowance

Funeral expenses payment

Guardian’s allowance

Health benefits and healthy start food and vitamins

Housing benefit

Housing benefit and universal credit housing costs

Incapacity benefit

Income support

Industrial injuries disablement benefit

Jobseeker’s allowance

Maternity allowance

Pension credit

Personal independence payment

Reduced earnings allowance and retirement allowance

Retirement pension and new state pension

Social fund

Statutory maternity pay and statutory adoption pay

Statutory parental bereavement pay and leave

Statutory paternity pay

Statutory sick pay

Sure Start maternity grant

Tax and benefits when you foster or adopt a child

Universal credit

War widow’s and widower’s pension

Widowed parent’s allowance

Widow’s pension

Winter fuel payment

Working tax credit