Money and benefits

Managing money and work

We need:

  • A benefits check and easy information which tell us about all the benefits we are entitled to.
  • Up to date information about benefits to do with children and parents (Maternity Grant, Child benefit, Child Tax Credits etc)
  • Help to fill in benefits forms and someone to go with us to benefits interviews
  • Independent advice if we can’t get the benefits we think we are entitled to
  • Help without pressure if we want to find work when we become parents.

Questions

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  1. How do you set up a benefits check for us?
  2. What easy information about benefits do you offer?
  3. What help is there in filling in benefits forms?
  4. What extra support is there for us at meetings about our money? (Staff trained to know about our needs, extra time, a support worker to go with us)
  5. What support do you have for us to talk to someone about:
    • Maternity Grant
    • Income Support and Job Seekers Allowance
    • Child benefit
    • Child Trust Fund
    • Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit
    • Child Tax Credits and Working Tax Credits
    • Incapacity Benefit
    • Disability Living Allowance
    • Carers allowance
    • Attendance Allowance
    • Other things like Freedom Passes and Milk Tokens
    Is there someone who can help us with all these together?
  6. What independent advice do you offer if we don't agree with a decision about our money or benefits?
  7. What extra support do you offer to help parents to find work?