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    Attendance Allowance

    Attendance Allowance is a non-contributory, tax-free, non means-tested benefit for severely disabled people older than 65 years of age. It caters for care needs and is paid at two rates, depending on the level of help someone needs with their personal care. Who can claim?…
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    Benefits for pregnant teenagers

    Benefits available for pregnant teenagers and mothers under 16 depend on different things, such as, how old you are and whether you live with your parents or not. If you are under 16 and living with parents During pregnancy If you are of compulsory school age…
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    Bereavement Allowance

    What is it? After you're widowed you may be able to claim Bereavement Allowance, the taxable weekly benefit paid to you for up to 52 weeks from the date of death of your husband, wife or civil partner. Who can claim? You may be able…
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    Care Leavers 16 and 17 Years Old

    If you are or were in Local Authority Care, you are excluded from Income Support, Income Related Employment and Support Allowance, Income-based Jobseekers Allowance, Local Housing Allowance and Housing Benefit if: you are aged 16 or 17 you were looked after by a Local Authority (i.e.…
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    Care leavers 18+

    When you turn 18, you may be entitled to claim benefits such as Income Support, Employment and Support Allowance, Jobseekers Allowance and possibly Local Housing Allowance, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit. You may qualify for benefits under the general rules if you: less than…
    0800 0556688 To claim Local Housing Allowance, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit, phone 01634 332222 (Medway residents only).

    Carer's Allowance

    Carer's Allowance (CA) is a non-contributory, means-tested, taxable benefit for carers of sick or disabled people. The Department for Work and Pensions administers this benefit via the Disability and Carers Service. Eligibility To be eligible for Carers Allowance, a claimant must: regularly spend at least…
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    Child Tax Credit

    HM Revenue & Customs administers Child Tax Credit. It is the money families can claim for their children and replaces the child elements previously paid with other benefits for their children. Child Tax Credit is available to all families with children with income of up to…
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    Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit

    What is Child Tax Credit? Child Tax Credit is a payment to support families with children. You can claim it if you, or your partner, are responsible for at least one child or young person who usually lives with you. Child Tax Credit is made…

    Childcare Choices - Help With Childcare Costs

    The government is introducing new ways to help parents with childcare costs.  Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support. Please visit the website to check your eligibility.

    Childcare Vouchers

    Childcare vouchers can be used to pay for childcare. Childcare vouchers can be offered as part of a salary sacrifice or salary plus scheme. As of April 2011, changes will be put into place that will affect the level of savings that parents paying a…
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