Money Wellness

Benefits

    Image of a clock with a calculator and a jar of coins saying retirement. WASPI Women. Compensation for women born in 1950's for pension changes
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    Millions of women to receive compensation after unfair pension changes

    The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has found in favour of thousands of women who lost out when the pension age was raised – find out if you’re entitled to a pay out

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    Important changes to child benefit

    Two major changes are happening to the way child benefit works from April 6th.

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    Affordable ways to get a wheelchair

    In recognition of International Wheelchair Day, we look at how you go about getting a free wheelchair or funding for the one you want

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    Image of someone counting coins into a purse. One in five fail to move from tax credits to universal credit and have payments stopped
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    One in five tax credit claimants have their benefits stopped

    21% of people claiming legacy benefits have had their payments stopped because they’ve failed to move to complete the migration process to universal credit

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    400,000 people forced to quit work due to caring responsibilities

    Nearly 400,000 carers had to leave their jobs to become carers for older or disabled family members in 2021-22. Find out what help's available if you're a carer.

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    Woefully inadequate working-age benefits mean people can’t afford the basics

    Find out what help’s available if your benefits aren’t covering the essentials.

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    Image of a young mum sat on the floor sorting through the washing with a child hung over her shoulders and a toddler sat on her knee
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    Stay-at-home mums could be owed tens of thousands in pension credits

    As many as half a million parents who stayed at home to look after their children could have missed out on vital state pension credits

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    Millions of renters to be £800 better off from April

    Around 1.6 million private renters on benefits will get a rise in their housing support from the spring to help with rising living costs

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    Upgraded child benefit system makes it easier and faster for new parents to claim

    New parents can now claim child benefit online for the first time ever. Find out how to claim and what you’ll get.

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    Thousands of families to get free food vouchers this Christmas

    Children who receive free school meals will be given food vouchers to help with the cost of living over Christmas – find out how to get yours

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