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What is Universal Credit?

Universal Credit is a new benefit that replaces income-based Job Seekers Allowance, income-based Employment Support Allowance, Income Support, Housing Benefit and Tax Credits (both Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit). It must be claimed online and is paid monthly, and it includes money for your rent. Help with Council Tax still has to be […] Read more

MIND – Hammersmith & Fulham

Mind provides provides advocacy, counselling, befriending, self-help support groups and one-one advice in benefits, debt, housing and legal rights for people suffering with mental health issues and their carers. t: 020 7471 0581 e: pathways@hfmind.org.uk w: www.hfmind.org.uk p: Hammersmith & Fulham Mind 309 Lillie Road London SW6 7LL Read more

Action on Disability

Action on Disability provides benefits advice and advocacy work for people suffering from disability and their carers. They can help get or challenge care assessments. t: 020 7471 8510 e: info@actionondisability.org.uk w:actionondisability.org.uk Read more

I am sick or disabled.

Disability Living Allowance is a benefit for children who are so sick or disabled that they need substantially more care than a normal child of their age, or who have greater mobility problems. Personal Independence Payment is a benefit for people aged 16 -65 who have substantial care needs or mobility problems, and Attendance Allowance […] Read more

I have no money what can I do?

A hardship payment is a reduced amount of Jobseeker’s Allowance which you may be able to get if you have been refused Jobseeker’s Allowance, or your benefit has been stopped, because of doubts about whether you are available for and actively seeking work. You may also be able to get them if: You are waiting […] Read more

I am being investigated for benefits, what do I need to know?

If the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) or your local council suspect you may have misled them about something to do with your benefits you might be asked to go to an ‘interview under caution‘. This could lead to them suspending your benefits and taking you to court. Read more