This section will help you find out the range of benefits, tax
credits and other work-related financial support you may be able to
get. It is only a general guide.
If you need financial help to pay your Council Tax bill, you may
be able to get Council Tax Support.
If you're on a low income and need financial help to pay all or
part of your rent, you may be able to get Housing Benefit.
If you are in work but on low pay, you can apply for Working Tax
Credit to top-up your earnings. You may get extra if someone in
your household is disabled.
If you're an employee and unable to work because you're ill, you
may be able to get Statutory Sick Pay. Some employers have their
own sick pay scheme instead.
If you can't earn as much as you normally could because of an
accident or disease caused by your work, you may be able to get
Reduced Earnings Allowance. You may qualify for Reduced Earnings
Allowance if you're suffering from an illness or disability caused
by a work-related accident or disease that happened before 1
The related links give more details on the financial
If you are of working age, you can also telephone or visit your
local Jobcentre or Jobcentre Plus office. 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 your
nearest office in the phone book or by visiting the Jobcentre Plus
Use our online benefits calculator to
check your Housing Benefit and Council Tax