Here to help
Deciding to apply for benefits can feel like a big step. It may seem better to avoid it until you think you really need help, but our advice is not to wait. When you claim benefits like Universal Credit, you won’t be paid for the first few weeks while your claim is being processed. Don’t delay the decision until things are urgent – start the process as soon as you think you’ll need it.
Here are some organisations that can help:
Turn 2 Us
Use the free and confidential Benefits Calculator to find out what benefits you are entitled to claim.
The government website is full of helpful information about the types of benefits that are offered in the UK.
ageuk specialise in advice for older people. They can support you with the process of applying for benefits.