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State Benefits & Tax Credits


If you are about to become unemployed or have been advised to apply for Jobseekers Allowance, click here for more information and an online claim form.

If you are not well enough to work and/or are coming to the end of Statutory Sick Pay, and have a Fit Note from your doctor, then to claim Employment & Support Allowance click here for more information and an online claim form

It may be that you will be required to claim Universal Credit so click here for more informaiton and online claim form.. 

The website provides a range of information about benefits and financial support. You may also need to access The Government Gateway to make a claim - the Government Gateway is the website you use to register for online government services. It is an important part of the government's strategy of delivering 'joined up' government, enabling people to communicate and make transactions with government from a single point of entry. 

If you are working more than 16 hours per week, you may be entitled to Working Tax Credit 

There are a number of online benefit calculators which may help you work out what you may entitled to when you are working - for example, Turn2Us.