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Coronavirus Universal Credit & Benefits

If you're suddenly unable to work due to the coronavirus crisis, or you've been laid off, this guide looks at what benefits you can claim, what you're entitled to under universal credit plus tells you how to make a claim.

7 July 2020

Scottish parents can now apply for a £250 grant for school-age children

Applications are now open for a new £250 payment for low-income families in Scotland, which is paid when your child is old enough to start school

10 June 2019

Over £10 billion of benefits left unclaimed

Government figures released today show that up to an estimated £10.1 billion of pension credit, housing benefit and income support were left unclaimed in a single year

15 November 2018

Budget 2018: What you need to know, incl changes to tax, benefits, Premium Bonds & more

Read our full round-up of the Chancellor Philip Hammond's 2018 Budget

30 October 2018

Government trials online personal independence payment appeals - check if you're eligible

Claimants of the personal independence payment will be able to submit appeals online as part of a Government trial

29 May 2018

70,000 ESA claimants to be repaid £1,000s

About 70,000 people on employment and support allowance could be in line to receive up to £20,000 each

21 March 2018

Universal credit delays causing rent arrears to 'drop off a cliff', MPs warned

MPs have been warned that delays in benefit payments under universal credit are pushing more people into debt

14 September 2017

Scotland aims to defeat 'period poverty' with free sanitary products trial

A scheme to give free sanitary products to women on low incomes has been launched in Scotland

13 July 2017

Eligible for carer's credit? Don't put your state pension at risk by not claiming it

Up to 230,000 unpaid carers are putting their state pension in jeopardy by not claiming carer's credit

13 June 2017

Used the new Tax-Free Childcare website? Tell us how it went

A few weeks ago the Government launched a new website, the Childcare Service, allowing parents to apply for the Tax-Free Childcare scheme as well as up to 30 free hours of childcare a week.

8 June 2017

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