Check Your Entitlements
It is believed that over £15 billion in benefits is going unclaimed, each year, by low income families.
If you are struggling to make ends meet, you should definitely check whether you are entitled to any help with your every day living and housing costs.
Complete a benefits check. Benefits Calculator – entitledto – independent | accurate | reliable
A benefits check will tell you if there is more money help with your everyday living and housing costs. This could include:
- Universal Credit
- Disability and Carers benefits
- Pension credit
- Help with childcare costs
Always seek help from a specialist adviser if you are applying for a carer or disability / health related benefit.
Other help you can quickly apply for
Council Tax Reduction – this is available for households on a low income.
Apply for Council Tax Reduction – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Healthy Start – if you are 10 weeks or more pregnant, have a child under 4 and receive qualifying benefits
Healthy Start – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Prescriptions/ dental / glasses – check your eligibility for free help from the NHS here
Help with health costs – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Warm Home Discount – this substantial discount is made direct to your electricity bill for households on a low income. Contact your supplier to find out if they offer and the qualifying criteria and when to apply.
Warm Home Discount Scheme – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Free school meals
Apply for free school meals – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)