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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.

Guides

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

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 around £4,000 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.

Is an IVA worth it and right for me?

Find out when an IVA might be a suitable option for you, the benefits of an IVA and the things you need to bear in mind, as well as alternatives to an IVA.

Money Wellness blogs

Illustration of a couple in front of an electric meter working out their energy costs
bills

24 May 2024

Average energy bills to fall by £122 a year

Energy bills for a typical household are set to fall by £122 a year in July. Find out what this is likely to mean for you and what help is available if you’re struggling to pay your gas and electricity bills.

Illustration of a fine notice
debt

24 May 2024

HSBC fined millions for poor treatment of customers in financial difficulty

HSBC has been fined more than £6m for failing to help struggling customers. Find out how lenders are supposed to help if you're experiencing financial difficulties.

Illustrated image of three glasses of wine. Brits being short measured on drinks. What are your rights if you're short measured on drinks
Money Saver

24 May 2024

Brits being short changed on drinks

An undercover investigation has revealed drinkers are losing out to short measures. Find out what your rights are

Image of a little girl biting into a burger. All the places kids eat free or for £1 during May half term

24 May 2024

All the places kids can eat free this May half-term

The kids' school holidays are always expensive, to ease the pressure on your purse we’ve pulled together a list of all the places kids can eat free – or for £1 – this May half-term

Image of a man counting money. Housing benefits to be migrated to universal credit within weeks
benefits

23 May 2024

Three-week warning for housing benefit claimants

If you currently receive housing benefit, you've got just three weeks left before the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) makes a big change to your claim.

Illustrated image of a man in a hospital bed with a nurse next to him. More Brits paying for private hospital care
cost of living

23 May 2024

More Brits paying for private hospital care as NHS struggles

Long NHS waiting list mean more and more people are funding their own treatment. Find out what help is available

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