• Benefits calculators

    Benefits calculators - find out what benefits you could get, how much you could get and how to claim

  • How and when your benefits are paid

    Benefit payments - payment dates, bank holidays, if you don't have a bank account, Post Office card accounts

  • Report benefit fraud

    Report a benefit cheat online using the Targeting Benefit Thieves website

  • Benefit cap

    There is a limit on the total amount of benefit that most people aged 16 to 64 can get - benefits affected, benefit cap level, calculator

  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

    Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) money if you can't work because of illness or disability - rates, eligibility, apply, assessment

  • Pension Credit

    Pension Credit is extra money for pensioners to bring your weekly income up to a minimum amount - what you'll get, apply, eligibility

  • Income Support

    Income Support is extra money to help people on a low income or none at all - rates, eligibility and how to claim

  • Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)

    Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) - rates, eligibility, how to claim online, JSA online, rapid reclaims, JSA interview

  • Benefit overpayments

    Benefit overpayments - how they happen, your responsibilities, making repayments to DWP's Debt Management team, appeal an overpayment decision

  • Complain about Debt Management

    How to complain about Debt Management if you're unhappy with the service you've received

  • Appeal a benefit decision

    How to appeal to a council or government department - benefit appeal pack and forms including form SSCS1, SSCS1A, SSCS2 and GL24, deadlines

  • Benefit fraud

    What happens if you’re suspected of benefit fraud - report a change in circumstances, Fraud Investigation Officers, being taken to court

  • Benefit Integrity Centres

    Check that a letter, phone call or text from a Benefits Integrity Centre (BIC) to review your benefit claim is genuine

  • Benefits and prison

    What happens to benefits if you or someone in your family goes to prison or on remand

  • Civil penalty for not reporting changes that affect your benefits

    Changes in your circumstances can affect your benefits - if you don't report them and get overpaid as a result, you may have to pay a £50 'civil penalty'

  • Claiming benefits if you live, move or travel abroad

    Benefits you can claim if you go abroad and countries with social security arrangements with the UK

  • Help with moving from benefits to work

    Find out about help you can get moving from benefits to work - work trials, programmes and clubs, New Enterprise Allowance, help with drug or alcohol problems, carer support

  • Home visit to check your benefits payments

    What to expect during a home visit from Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Performance Measurement team and how to check the visitor is genuine.

  • House fires: financial help and fire safety

    Your council can help you after a fire in your home - Council, emergency housing, Red Cross, fire safety

  • National Benefit Fraud Hotline

    Call the National Benefit Fraud hotline if you believe that someone is committing benefit fraud

  • Simple Payment for benefits, pensions and child maintenance

    Simple Payment is a way for people who don't have an account to collect benefit, pension or child maintenance payments

  • Social Security and Child Support Tribunal

    Social Security and Child Support Tribunal - benefit appeal hearings, tribunal hearings, travel expenses, if you lose your appeal

  • Taxable income

    The types of income and state benefits that you may have to pay Income Tax on and what you can get tax-free

  • Tell HMRC about a change of name or address

    Send a secure online message to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to report your change of name or address

  • Universal Credit

    Universal Credit has started to replace 6 benefits with a single monthly payment if you're out of work or on a low income - eligibility, how to prepare

Additional detailed guidance from government departments