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Wednesday, 3 October 2023

How to find out if you qualify for benefits

You may be entitled to receive benefits if you are on a low income or have certain costs to meet because of your personal situation.

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If any of the following apply to you:

  • you're on a low income (employed or looking for work)
  • you have dependent children
  • you're ill or disabled
  • you're caring for someone
  • you're aged 60 or over
  • you have been bereaved
  • you're pregnant or have recently had a baby

You can check whether you may qualify to receive financial or other support by using the benefits adviser service. Or by reading the benefits and financial support information. This will tell you who can and can't claim specific benefits and other support, and next steps.

Benefits advice if you are of working age

If you are of working age, you can contact Jobcentre Plus. Whether you are already working or are looking for work, the staff there will be able to tell you about any benefits you can claim. You can find the contact details for Jobcentre Plus in the phone book or by visiting the Jobcentre Plus website.

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