If you need a version of any document in a more accessible format, please contact us. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.
Please note all our information sheets are easy to print.
This page includes the following Information Sheets:
This is a tax-free benefit for people who are over state pension age who need help or support with personal care. It is not means tested so it does not matter how much income or capital a person has.
The Benefit Cap refers to the amount of money working-age people can receive on some benefits. Even if their full entitlement would otherwise be higher.
Carers Allowance is a benefit only for carers. This factsheet explains the rules for getting this benefit. It shows how getting Carers Allowance can influence other benefits. It is important to check if Carers Allowance is the best option for the carer and the person who needs care.
Information on how going in to residential or nursing care can affect benefits.
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a tax-free benefit for people with disabilities. It is not means tested so it does not matter how much income or capital a person has.
This factsheet is only for people who still receive Income Support due to illness. Employment and Support Allowance replaced Income Support.
Universal Credit has now replaced this benefit.
Pension Credit has two parts; Guarantee Credit and the Savings Credit. The Guarantee Credit replaced Income Support for older people. The Savings Credit is a way some people can get extra help if they have saved for their retirement.
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) will replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA).
This applies to adults of working age – that is for people from the age 16 to the qualifying pension age.
Council tax support is the help you can get with your council tax payments. The amount of council tax that you must pay depends on where you live and the property band of your home.
Universal Credit integrates many existing benefits into one monthly payment.
It is a means-tested benefit. People will not be eligible if they have savings, income or assets worth more than £16,000.
Universal Credit integrates existing means-tested benefits into one single monthly payment. The existing benefits are now referred to as ‘legacy benefits’.
Find out more on the Welfare Benefits page.