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Pension Credit

Pension Credit is an income related benefit made up of 2 parts - Guarantee Credit and Savings Credit. Guarantee Credit tops up your weekly income if it’s below £145.40 (for single people) or £222.05 (for couples).

Personal Independence Payment

If you are 16 to 64, Personal Independence Payment (PIP) helps with some of the extra costs caused by long-term ill-health or a disability.

Reduced Earnings Allowance

If you can’t earn as much as you used to because of an accident or disease caused by your work, you could get up to £64.64 per week.

Statutory Adoption Pay

Statutory Adoption Pay is paid to by the employer for someone who has adopted a child.

Statutory Maternity Pay

Statutory Maternity Pay is paid to pregnant women by their employer for up to 39 weeks and is subject to payment of National Insurance Contributions.

Statutory Paternity Pay

Statutory Paternity Pay is subject to PAYE and National Insurance contributions and can be paid to an employee whose partner is expecting a child. Statutory Paternity Pay can start at any time from the birth of the child until eight weeks after the birth.

Statutory Sick Pay

Statutory Sick Pay is paid by an employer to someone who has been off work ill for four or more days. Evidence of illness would usually be required.

Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI)

If you’re a homeowner getting certain income related benefits you might be able to get help towards interest payments on your mortgage or loans you’ have taken out for certain repairs and improvements to your home.

Universal Credit

Universal Credit will help you to be better off in work, start a new job or work more hours.

War Disablement Pension War

War Disablement Pension can be paid to someone who has become disabled due to service in the armed forces, or if someone had a disability which was made worse during service.