The Ultimate Guide to UK Benefits (Updated for 2018)

It has been estimated that up to £20 billion of welfare benefits go unclaimed every year in the UK. This is money that individual’s and their families are entitled to but for whatever reason are not claiming.

Our guide (which has been updated for 2018) will help you find out what you could be eligible to claim and how to begin the claims process. We also outline how to launch an appeal, how to get emergency assistance, what do if you have not been paid your benefits plus a full list of useful contact numbers.

Useful Advice

How to make a claim
How to appeal a decision
If you have been sanctioned
How to appeal a decision
Payment problems
Emergency Assistance
Useful Numbers

In-depth guides to all UK benefits

Attendance Allowance
Armed Forces Independence Payment
Bereavement Allowance
Bereavement Payment
Bereavement Support Payment
Blind Persons Allowance
Budgeting Loans
Carer’s Benefits
Child Benefit
Child Tax Credit
Cold Weather Payment
Council Tax Reduction
Disability Living Allowance
Disabled Facilities Grants
Discretionary Assistance Fund
Discretionary Housing Payment
Employment and Support Allowance
Funeral Payments
Free School Meals
Guardian’s Allowance
Healthy Start Food Vouchers
Housing Benefit
Incapacity Benefit
Income Support
Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
Jobseeker’s Allowance
Local Housing Allowance
Local Welfare Assistance
Maternity Allowance
Pension Credit
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
Reduced Earnings Allowance
Severe Disability Premium
State Pension
Statutory Adoption Pay
Statutory Maternity Pay
Statutory Paternity Pay
Statutory Sick Pay
Support For Mortgage Interest (SMI)
Sure Start Maternity Grant
Tax Credits
Universal Credit
War Pensions Scheme
Warm Homes Discount
Widowed Parent’s Allowance
Winter Fuel Payment
Working Tax Credit