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Emergency Information - Check your benefits entitlement

You might find yourself caught short of money and need help with essentials like food or paying your bills. Please look at the range of support options we discuss in this guide.

Check your benefits entitlement

You may be struggling because you are not receiving all of the benefits you are entitled to.

Benefit Cap

If you are subject to the Benefit Cap, read our Benefit Cap guide for your options.

Benefit Check

Use our Benefits Calculator to check you are receiving the right amount of means-tested benefits. You may be eligible for other benefits too, like:

This is not a complete list. You may want to check our Your Situation pages for other benefits that you may be entitled to.

If you are struggling to pay your rent, and you are receiving Housing Benefit or the Universal Credit Housing element, you could apply for Discretionary Housing Payment.


Last updated: January 2018

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