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Benefits Problems...
...explained in plain English
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Try out Benefits Owl's new resource here!

PIPchecker can help you explore your possible entitlement to Personal Independence Payment. If you have been refused PIP, or awarded less than you hoped, it could help you with your appeal.

Below this is a list of questions and problems. If one of these applies to you click on it for more information...

Some benefit rates increased in April.
Benefits Owl has now been updated to include these new rates

‘I’ve come to the UK from abroad?’ 

‘Tell me about the Bedroom Tax’

‘What is Universal Credit?’

‘I’m an older person: what am I entitled to?’

‘I'm worried about Jobseeker’s Allowance Sanctions’ 

‘I'm about to have my first baby: what am I entitled to?’

‘My ESA has ended - help!’

‘I’ve been put in the work related activity group for Employment and Support Allowance and I want to be in the support group’

‘I'm a carer: what can I claim?’

‘Can you explain tax credits to me?’

'What is the Personal Independence Payment?'

‘Can I get help with my rent?’

‘What’s happened to Council Tax Benefit?’

‘What is the Benefits Cap?’

‘Please explain contribution based benefits, income based benefits, and non-means tested benefits’