DWP Benefits Information
the information you can find on our jobcentre plus offices website Includes things like benefit eligibility and benefits appeals, applying for tax credits, and Universal Credit.
We provide you with useful information and advice on social security benefits and other related help and how they may affect you.
benefits like Jobseekers Allowance is a benefit for those who are fit for work. As described under ESA above, there are two kinds of Jobseekers Allowance. One is ‘means tested’ which tops you up if you have no or low income and is called ‘Income-Based JSA’
We can help you see what DWP benefits you may be entitled to. give advice on benefits, universal credit, and more. Free, impartial advice.
Learn how benefits work?
You can use benefit calculators, learn how payments work, report changes of circumstance, report a benefit fraud, and appeals
Universal Credit Help
Applying, signing into your account, and help with housing, disability, health conditions, and unemployment
Tax credits Info
Getting Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit, managing your tax credits, and when tax credits stop
Jobseeker's Allowance and low-income benefits
This is one of the six means-tested benefits that are being replaced by Universal Credit. Many people still receive it. The other kind is Contribution-based ESA, called ‘New Style JSA which depends on your national insurance record. There have been several relaxations.
Getting JSA, Income Support, Budgeting Loans, and other help if you’re on a low income
Carers and disability benefits
Help for disabilities including Personal Independence Payment, Carer's Allowance, and Employment and Support Allowance
Getting and managing your Child Benefit
- Benefits for families
Getting maternity pay, help with childcare, and free school meals
Heating and housing benefits
Getting Housing Benefit, Winter Fuel Payment, Cold Weather Payment and other help for housing costs
Death and benefits
Getting Widowed Parent's Allowance, Bereavement Payment, and other help when someone dies