A to Z of benefits

For details of each of the benefits administered by the Department, please visit the links below. These pages will provide you with further information, points of contact and claim forms wherever possible.

A

Attendance Allowance    
Additional State Pension 

B

Bereavement Allowance
Bereavement Payment  
Budgeting Loan

C

Carer's Allowance
Carer's Credit  
Child Benefit
Child Maintenance
Child Tax Credits (see Tax Credits)
Christmas Bonus
Cold Weather Payment
Community Care Grant
Compensation for victims of crime
Constant Attendance Allowance
Crisis Loans 

D

Disability Living Allowance

E

Employment and Support Allowance 

F

Funeral Payment 

G

Guardians Allowance 

H

Help with health costs
Home Responsibilities Protection - now Carer's Credit
Housing Benefit
Housing Benefit Extended Payment 

I

Incapacity Benefit
Income Support
Independent Living Fund
Industrial Death Benefit
Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (accidents)
Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (diseases and deafness) 

J

Jobseeker's Allowance

M

Maternity Allowance
Motability

N

National Insurance Number (applying for) 

O

Over 80 Pension

P

Pension Credit
Pneumoconiosis, byssinosis & misc. disease scheme benefits

R

Reduced Earnings Allowance
Redundancy Pay
Retirement Allowance  

S

Severe Disablement Allowance
Second State Pension (see Additional State Pension)
Social Fund
State Pension  
Statutory Adoption Pay
Statutory Maternity Pay
Statutory Paternity Pay
Statutory Sick Pay
Sure Start Maternity Grant 

T

Tax Credits
Travelling Expenses 

V

Vaccine damage 

W

War Disablement Pension
War Widow or Widower's Pension
Widowed Parent's Allowance
Winter Fuel Payment
Working Tax Credit (see Tax Credits)
Workmen's Compensation (Supplementation) Scheme