To find out what benefits you might be entitled to you can use our online benefit calculator now.
How to claim
When you are making a claim, make sure to fill in the application forms as accurately as possible and try and answer all of the questions you’re asked.
You’ll also need to provide things like proof of your income, bank statements and your ID. If you don’t, your application will often be delayed or not processed at all.
Once you are receiving your benefits, you also need to notify the authorities of any changes to your circumstances. If you don’t you risk missing out on benefits that you’re entitled to. Changes in circumstances include things like:
- A partner moving in or out
- The birth of a child
- A child leaving school
- A change in your income, hours of work, employment or address.