A recent analysis by the DWP found that millions of people are failing to claim benefits they are entitled to, leaving nearly £13 billion pounds a year unclaimed. Could this include you?
The poor take-up rate could be influenced by the stigma many people feel about taking welfare benefits.
You can be scammed in different ways – online, by phone, by post or in person. Scammers try to get your personal details to get money from you or steal your details so they can pretend to be you. NatWest have identified 8 scams to beware of in 2018:
In 2017 a million UK passengers were eligible for compensation worth over £380 million, as a result of flight delays or cancellations. If you are affected, EU Regulation 261/2004 (which still applies until March 2019) means you could claim up to 600 euros. This EU law applies if you depart from the UK,
We are offering advice sessions by appointment 10:30am to 12:30pm on the first Monday of every month starting 2 July 2018 in Chobham Village Hall.
Whoever you are… whatever the problem.
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You are likely to be switched to Universal Credit by 2022 if you or your partner already receive one of the following benefits.
– Child Tax Credits
– Working Tax Credits
– Housing Benefit
– Income Support
– Income-based Job Seekers’ Allowance
This is a question Citizens Advice is very frequently asked. If you’re already in the UK, a non-EU/EEA spouse (husband, wife or civil partner) will need a visa to join you to live for over 6 months. They’ll need to make the application from outside the UK.
Your spouse can initially stay 33 months and then renew their visa in the UK for another 2 years and 6 months.
A popular query on the national Citizens Advice website is what help is available if you’re on a low income. If you’re of working age but not earning enough to get by, here are some options.
Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction
Both of these benefits are provided by Surrey Heath Borough Council.