It is important to understand your benefits and entitlements, on this page you will find out all you need to know. You will also find some useful information on council tax, housing costs, national insurance, payment of benefits and problems with benefits.
One of the key things that people are asking is what’s involved in Universal Credit – click the link to find out more and if you need help to claim phone 0800 1448444 from April 2019
Follow the link if you want to know more about the Benefit Cap Benefit Cap Information
People often ask us for help on how to challenge a decision about benefit entitlement such as Employment and Support Allowance or Personal Independence Payment. We also help people with problems on Housing Benefit and Tax Credits.
If you need help to ‘get online’ to make or manage your claim to Universal Credit – here is the interactive map of public access computers in Kingston (kindly provided by Superhighways)
Benefits – introduction
- Benefits introduction
- Benefits entitlements
- Tax credits
- Problems with benefits and tax credits
- Universal Credit and Childcare
Help if on a low income?
In work or looking for work?
Sick or disabled people and carers?
- Sick or disabled people and carers
- Carers – disability benefits
- Disable people – rights, benefits, carers – the Equalities act
Children and young people
- Children and young people
- Child benefit
The benefit cap
Agencies that could help
Advice and information for local people on entitlements to benefits
Delivery and administration of Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit
Support for the Yemeni community - help on benefits, debts, housing and immigration issues
Helping homeless people in Kingston
anyone in food poverty/crisis
benefits loans and grants and help in finding work