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UK Social Security Benefits

 

For the latest information on benefits UK citizens may be entitled to, please follow the links below.


Sick and Unable to Work
  • If you were working for an employer and earning enough to be relevant for National Insurance (NI) purposes (this is lower than the amount when you have to start paying NI contributions):
    check Statutory Sick Pay.
  • If you were not working when your illness or disability started, you were self-employed, you work for an employer but cannot get Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), or your SSP has now stopped, check Employment and Support Allowance (this link will take you to the Directgov website)
  • You may also be able to get Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax benefit while you are sick and unable to work:
  • check Council Tax Benefit (this link will take you to the Directgov website)
    if you pay rent to a private landlord
    check Housing Benefit (this link will take you to the Directgov website)
    in all other cases
    check Local Housing Allowance (this link will take you to the Directgov website)

Long Term Ill and Disabled

If you are aged under 65 and need help looking after yourself or getting around:
check Disability Living Allowance.

 
 

 

 
 

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