Find out what you’re entitled to, how to claim and what to do if it goes wrong. There’s also advice on keeping your benefits and who to turn to if you need advice and support. Remember, as Universal Credit is introduced different areas have different systems, so try the online help at Turn2Us to find out more.
Do you have a problem with your benefits or tax credits and want to know what to do about it? This Citizens Advice Bureau guide will help.
This comprehensive guide from the Citizens Advice Bureau provides all the information you need about the payment of benefits and tax credits.
Here is the Citizens Advice Bureau's full guidance on National Insurance.
A brief guide to the benefits available in the UK.
You may be entitled to other financial help as a result of starting work and coming off benefits.
Other help is available for benefit recipients who are looking for work or who have found work but need assistance to start. This Citizens Advice Bureau guide should help.
Jobcentre Plus offices sometimes advertise details of self-employment possibilities for unemployed people, including contract work and commission-only vacancies. They may also be able to provide information on starting a small business or arranging a franchise. If you want information, you should speak to your personal adviser.