Benefits Checking

We can offer assistance with all matters benefits related.

We are able to complete benefit checks for you to assess what benefits you are entitled to and what level of payment you can expect.

We can assist you with benefit claims, both on-line applications and paper applications.

We can advice you on Mandatory Reconsideration for benefits and help you prepare for appeal.

In order for us to help you with any benefit related query make sure that you have all the paperwork and personal information with you that you will need. If you are unsure what you may need please do call the CommuniCare office before you come and we will advise you of what to bring.

If you would like to make make an initial check of your benefit entitlements, we recommend the following websites:

Benefit Check Websiteturn2us

Benefit Check Websiteentitledto

For UNIVERSAL CREDIT – use the Universal Benefit Calculator at: Universal Credit Calculator

Before starting any benefits check there is certain information you will need to know.

Please click on the link below to download these questions. Download Benefit Questions

Please check to see what documents you will need to bring with you.

Download Checklist

 

UNIVERSAL CREDIT

Universal Credit has replaced the following benefits:
Income Support, Income based JSA, Income based ESA, Housing Benefit, Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit.

Understanding Universal Credit website: https://www.understandinguniversalcredit.gov.uk/

Making an application for Universal Credit:. https://www.gov.uk/apply-universal-credit

Here is a checklist for you to use when applying for Universal Credit. You will need to keep your password and username safe as you will need this to access your account. The attached document contains a list of the things you must do to active your account. download UNIVERSAL-CREDIT-Check-List

NB: All correspondence will be through your Universal Credit journal. You must access your UC account regularly and ensure all actions are completed. Failure to do this may result in your money being stopped and potentially your account being closed.

If you are ALREADY RECEIVING one of the qualifying benefits you will continue receiving it.

Full change over will start At the end of 2019