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Access to Work - Young People in the Workplace

Access to Work is a grant from the Department for Work and Pension (DWP) that helps pay for practical support so that disabled people can do their jobs. From September 2013, DWP’s Access to Work fund has been extended to supported internships (and traineeships) to…

Benefits Cap

1. Child Tax Credit 2. Housing Benefit 3. Income Support 4. Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) 5. Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) 6. Working Tax Credits 7. Universal Credit 8. Benefit Cap 7. Benefit Cap A Benefits Cap is used to limit the total amount of benefits most people…

Car Bills

Running a car is usually the second most expensive bill after rent or mortage payments.  Not only do card have regular bills, such as fuel, but they also have yearly bills which are quite expensive, such as tax and insurance.

Carer's Allowance

Carer's Allowance is money given to people who regularly care for someone for at least 35 hours a week, meaning they are unable to work in a full-time job.  You do not have to be a relative or live with the person you care for.…

Carer's Credit

Carer's Credit is awarded if you care for someone for at least 20 hours a week.  It is a National Insurance credit and it helps with your National Insurance record, which means your National State Pension will not be affected. Eligibility The person you are…

Changes to special educational needs and disability support: Easy Read guide for children and young people

This Easy Read guide is written by the DfE and Mencap.  It describes the new law for those with special educational needs or a disability and the changes to support for children, young people and their families.  The guide includes information about. Important words -…

Child Benefit When Your Child Turns 16

If your child leaves education or training on or after their 16th birthday, the child benefits will stop on the 31st August after their 16th birthday.  If they stay in education or approved training then this will continue, but you must inform the Child Benefit Office. …

Child Tax Credit

1. Child Tax Credit 2. Housing Benefit 3. Income Support 4. Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) 5. Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) 6. Working Tax Credits 7. Universal Credit 8. Benefit Cap 1. Child Tax Credit You can no longer apply for child tax credit, it has…

Childcare Vouchers and Other Employer Schemes

1. Help with Childcare Costs   2. Childcare Vouchers and Other Employer Schemes 2. Childcare Vouchers  Be sure to speak with your employer to see what kind of schemes they offer. Childcare vouchers are a benefit offered by your employer to help you with childcare…

Cinema Card

The CEA Card is a national card scheme developed for UK cinemas by the UK Cinema Association (UKCA), formerly the Cinema Exhibitors' Association (CEA). The scheme was introduced in 2004 and is one of the ways for participating cinemas to ensure they make reasonable adjustments…
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