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Government Benefits

How to Claim Benefits

The government has a range of benefits to provide opportunities and support. These are handled by various departments and agencies. If you are entitled to any of these benefits, you will need to claim them from the right place. GOV.UK provides a detailed description of all benefits, together with a guide to claiming them:

Benefits Adviser - GOV.UK

Department for Work and Pensions

This Department is responsible for delivering support and advice through a modern network of services to people of working age, employers, pensioners, families and children and disabled people

Department for Work and Pensions website

Turn2us

Turn2us helps people access the money available to them – through welfare benefits, grants and other help. Their free, accessible website has been designed to help you find appropriate sources of financial support, quickly and easily, based on your particular needs and circumstances.

The site has an excellent Benefits Calculator, which will calculate if you are missing out on benefits to which you are entitled.

Turn2us website

Job Centre Plus Armed Forces Champions

Armed Forces Champions have new been established in JobCentrePlus offices throughout the country to provide support to our personnel, our families and our veterans. Full details of the service they provide are in the document below:

Job Centre Plus Armed Forces Champions (PDF, 49KB)