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


This brilliant  Benefit calculator will help you find out which benefits you can claim. Alternatively, you can use this Benefit Calculator


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)

Agencies that could help

26th April 2018