Benefits information

The types of benefit that you may be able to claim will depend on your circumstances.

We have listed below the benefits you may be entitled to depending on your circumstances and we have provided links for more information. If you would like a general benefit check please use the 'entitled to' benefits calculator from However if you have any specific questions or queries please contact us.

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Benefits you may be entitled to

Some of these payments may affect your existing benefit entitlements.

If you are over state pension age, you may get an automatic increase in your state pension if your spouse or civil partner dies.

Depending on your circumstances there may be other benefits and tax credits such as Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, Income Support and Employment and Support Allowance that you may be able to qualify for. If you require any further advice, please contact us.

Useful websites 

The GOV.UK website has useful information about social security benefits and tax credits. You can also download claim forms or claim some benefits online. Other useful websites are: