You Have Rights to Benefits. Take them -
Updated 1st September 2016
More or less everyone has rights to 'benefits' whether
financial or other types. Claiming your just 'rights to
benefits' is not scrounging. Mostly, the government of the day
has decided that these benefits are justified, and would like
you to take them up. But, it should be well understood that this
website is not about how you can work the system or cheat
yourself into Benefits rights. It is for those in genuine need and who
have rights to benefits in the UK.
Don't allow the
government to waste money trying to find people who who are entitled to
benefits. Be a good citizen, and claim the benefits that you have right to!
We will try to help you through the minefield of official jargon, or at
least point you to someone who can. Just don't
abuse the system please!
There are some
very far reaching changes to the benefits system generally.
Benefits rights information is the main aim of this website. If you
feel that we are missing something then please contact us.
- Statutory Sickness Pay - An
increasingly important benefit as stress and other factors affect work
- Brexit and UK benefits
Rates of Most
Benefits for 2016-2017
- A-Z of UK benefits - A full guide
of what benefits area available.
- The DWP Social
Fund Budget - Payments from the Social Fund include, Budgeting
Loans; Funeral Payments; Cold Weather Payments; Winter Fuel Allowance
and Sure Start Maternity Grants:
- How Much are Benefits? Full breakdown
of the payments payable for the different UK Benefits
- What Benefits can I Claim?
- A list of the most frequent searches about what can be claimed.
- How and When are Benefits
Paid? - Generally into a banking account every 4 weeks, but
some are different.
- Jobseekers Allowance - JSA is applicable to so many
instances for claiming benefits. It is work-related.
- Housing Benefit
in particular has changed quite dramatically. this includes what
living space you are entitled to claim for (un) popularly known as the
Bedroom Tax - and also the maximum entitlement you are allowed via the
- Benefits Cap There is a general cap now on Benefits for
those of working age. In part it is being jointly enforced with both the DWP
and also local authorities by way of reduction in some housing benefit
payments. The basic policy behind the capping of benefits, is to "help
ensure individuals are no longer given more money when they
are out of work than what they could reasonably expect to earn from
working." In all it will affect payment of many different benefits.
Independence Payment has replaced DLA for new claimants
Employment and Support Allowance is available if
disabled or to sick to work.
- Universal Credit
- We now have all the latest information, direct from the
Department of Work and Pensions, so will be bringing you the
facts about how the new Universal Credit system of Benefits is
meant to work. The early
implementation in a few areas throughout this year, will give us some
data about the advantages and disadvantages of the Universal Credit
system - to you and to the government. Many places in the UK are
now ready for UC Claims.
- Income Support Benefit
is available for low paid persons. If you are receiving Universal
Credit, you will not be able to claim for Income Support
- State Pension
Age changes are being changed over a period of a few years -
basically meaning that you will not be entitled to state pension until later
in life. This change is very far-reaching, and based upon the assumption
that we are all going to live longer, and healthier, and therefore should
remain in work for longer - or prepare ourselves financially - to cope with
that longer life.
- Retirement -
right for me? Retirement age and State Pension Age are two
very different things. This helps to explain.
- When Can I Retire UK
- Getting to State Pension age and Retiring are two different things.
Benefits if Working - Yes it is possible, both from the
government agencies - and your employer!
- Budgeting Loans
- available when necessary things need to be obtained. Wide ranging help
For us with this website - it is an exciting and demanding time as we
try to sift the facts from the sound bites to ensure that you get all
the information you need for your rights to benefits. The housing
benefit legislation now seems beyond change - though doubtless there
will be some tweaks to the legislation after the full political and
social aspects are fully realised.
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