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British Law >> Citizen Area >> Benefits

Benefits

The system of benefits in Britain is under constant review and change, so care should be taken when accessing online information on benefits.

Benefits apply to assist with a wide range of personal and social circumstances including families and children, people at work or out of work, pensions, disability, and carers.

DWP is the Government Department for Work and Pensions, and is a key online resource for information about benefits.

The main areas of benefit are carer's allowance, care premium, national insurance credits, tax credit, home responsibility protection, incapacity benefit, disability living allowance, mobility allowance, attendance allowance, industrial injuries benefit, income support, minimum income guarantee, jobseeker's allowance, tax credit, child tax credit, working tax credit, housing benefit, council tax benefit, social fund, pension credit.

The links below may help you investigate the British benefit system further:

MULTIKULTI is a multi-lingual web site providing culturally appropriate and accurately translated information in areas of welfare law and regulation- debt, employment, health, housing, immigration and welfare benefits. They currently provide material in: Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Gujerati, Somali, Spanish and Turkish.

Citizen Advice Bureau provide a wide range of advice on all legal matters, including benefits.

Benefits and Work is a free site from a worker in the voluntary sector (Steve Donnison) who provides free advice on a range of benefits issues.

Help The Aged have a free welfare rights service for older people.