Employment & Support Allowance
Check your eligibility for claiming the UK’s Employment & Support Allowance which replaced Incapacity Benefit for new applicants from January 2011
Turn 2 Us
Information site to assist people in accessing benefits and grants to help during difficult financial times
Personal Independence Payment
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) helps with some of the extra costs caused by long-term ill-health or a disability if you’re aged 16 to 64. It replaced the old Disability Living Allowance (DLA). You could get between £21 to £134.40 a week to help with the extra costs caused by your condition. How much you get is not based on your condition, but how your condition affects you. You’ll need an assessment to work out the level of help you get. Your award will be regularly reassessed to make sure you’re getting the right support.
Consumer Affairs Charity
At Consumer Affairs, our mission is to empower consumers through education in the areas of credit, loans, insurance, debt and personal finance. Whether you are looking to take out a mortgage or you are considering a payday loan, we promise to provide the thorough and up-to-date information you need to make the best choice for you and your family.
Your Rights At Work (Macmillan)
Download Macmillan’s guide to rights at work for people who have or have had cancer via this link (2015)
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
The CAB can give you information on benefits and tax credits if you are working or unemployed, sick or disabled, a parent, a young person, an older person or a veteran. There is also information about council tax and housing costs, national insurance, payment of benefits and problems with benefits.