A to Z Welfare Benefits Guide

Below is an A to Z list of welfare benefits. To get more information, click the title of a benefit to go to additional information. Try the free online benefit calculator tools on this page too.

List of Benefits

Attendance Allowance (AA)

A benefit paid by the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) to people who have care needs as a result of their disability & are aged 65 or over when they claim. It is not affected by your income or capital & you do not have to have paid National Insurance (NI) contributions.

Bereavement Benefits

These benefits are paid by the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) to widows, widowers or surviving civil partners. They're not affected by your income or capital. Your late spouse or civil partner must have satisfied certain National Insurance (NI) contribution conditions, or died as the result of an industrial accident or disease. Bereavement support payment is paid if your partner died on or after 6 April 2017.

Blue Badge Scheme

Budgeting Loan

Carer's Allowance (CA)

Child Benefit (CB)

Cold Weather Payment

Council Tax Reduction (CTR)

Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

Discretionary Hardship Payment (DHP)

Employment Support Allowance (ESA)

Employment Support Allowance Contribution Based (ESA)

Free School Meals

Funeral Expenses Payments

Guardian's Allowance (GA)

Housing Benefit

Income Support (IS)

Industrial Injuries Benefit

Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)

Jobseeker's Allowance Contribution Based (cont JSA)

Maternity Allowance

NHS Dental

NHS Healthy Start Vouchers

NHS Prescriptions & Other Health Costs

Pension Credit (PC)

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Statutory Adoption Pay

Statutory Maternity Pay

Statutory Paternity Pay

Statutory Shared Parental Pay

Sure Start Maternity Grants

Tax Credits

Winter Fuel Payment

Universal Credit (UC)

Universal Credit Advance (UCA)