benefits

Can my employer take me off its death in service scheme when I’m 65?

Friday, 21 September 2018 | Question and Answer

Yes, they are.

Unmarried mother wins landmark Supreme Court benefit case

Thursday, 30 August 2018 | News

An unmarried mother of four has won a landmark case at the UK Supreme Court, which could allow her to claim bereavement benefits.

Housing benefit freeze could fuel homelessness, report warns

Thursday, 30 August 2018 | News

A freeze on housing benefit could force thousands of tenants into homelessness, particularly single young people, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) warns.

'Considerable uncertainty' surrounds end of mortgage benefit scheme

Friday, 16 March 2018 | News

Thousands of homeowners who receive the Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) benefit could be facing mortgage arrears, with a new independent report warning there is “considerable uncertainty” about the replacement of the...

Get help with your heating bills - check if you’re eligible for a winter fuel payment

Friday, 02 March 2018 | News

As wintry weather continues to hit the UK, older people could be missing out on money from government to help with their energy bills.

Are you due a cold weather payment as the ‘Beast from the East’ continues to bite?

Thursday, 01 March 2018 | News

Households are being urged to check if they’re due a cold weather payment as a freezing weather front, dubbed the ‘Beast from the East’, continues to bite.

Part-time carer? Ensure you earn state pension entitlement by getting the national insurance credits you’re due

Monday, 08 January 2018 | News

Carers who don’t qualify for carers allowance might not be receiving the national insurance credits (NICs) they are due, which means they could lose out on valuable state pension contributions.

Homeowners at risk as mortgage benefit scheme faces axe

Monday, 09 October 2017 | News

Homeowners who receive mortgage support payments from the government could be left in financial trouble after the free benefit scheme is withdrawn next year.

One in four have ‘no idea’ how to fund the cost of care

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 | News

Families are vastly underestimating the cost of elderly care leading to fears of a significant shortfall in funding, according to the Centre for the Modern Family.

Nearly a million still to renew tax credits a week before the deadline

Monday, 24 July 2017 | News

People in receipt of tax credits are being reminded that they have a week left to renew their credits before this year’s deadline of 31 July.