Money Wellness

Benefits help

Find out what benefits you can get here, how to make a claim and what to do if there’s a problem with your payments.


Benefits for carers

As a carer, you may be entitled to certain benefits. In this guide, we outline those benefits and explain if you’re eligible and how to apply.

WaterSure – get help with your water bill

Find out if you're eligible for capped water bills under the WaterSure scheme

Money worries after the death of a loved one

A guide to dealing with money issues after the death of a loved one including information on the financial support that's available

Disability, sickness and carer benefits

A guide to the benefits available if you have a disability or long-term illness or you're caring for someone who does

Support for single parents

A guide on the financial and emotional support available to single parents in the UK

Support for mortgage interest

A guide to support for mortgage interest, including what it is, who can get it, how much you'll get, whether it will affect your benefits or credit score, and how to apply.

What benefits can you get when you lose your job?

A guide covering the various factors that affect what benefits you can get when you lose your job.

How to deal with the most common universal credit problems

The most common problems you're likely to encounter when applying for universal credit and how to deal with them.

Pension credit

One in three people who could get pension credit don’t claim it. If you’re over state pension age and on a low income, you could be missing out on over £3,000 a year.

Help to Save accounts – everything you need to know

How opening a Help to Save account can help boost your savings if you're on a low income, the eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Money Wellness blogs

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04 Dec 2023

DWP Christmas bonus due today

Find out if you’re entitled to a payment from the DWP to help towards bills this festive season

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27 Nov 2023

Government plans to check benefit claimants’ bank accounts

A campaign group has described government plans to monitor the bank accounts of benefit claimants as "dangerous for everyone".

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27 Nov 2023

Millions of pensioners to get £600 winter support from today – find out if you’re eligible

Pensioners will start receiving payments of up to £600 in their bank accounts from today to help with winter bills

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22 Nov 2023

Our thoughts on the autumn statement

Sebrina McCullough, head of external relations here at Money Wellness, has responded to today's autumn statement by saying there's more work to be done.

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22 Nov 2023

Autumn statement – what it means for you

Find out how your finances will be affected by the policies announced in the autumn statement.

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20 Nov 2023

Are benefits about to be cut?

Experts believe that the chancellor is about to announce benefits won't be increased inline with September's inflation figures. Find out what it means for your payments

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