Financial support for families

Benefits calculators

You can use an independent benefits calculator to find out:

  • what benefits you could get
  • how to claim
  • how your benefits will be affected if you start work

These are free to use, anonymous, and have replaced the Benefits Adviser service. Click here to visit the website and find out more about benefits calculators and how to access them. 

Claim Child Benefit

You can claim Child Benefit if you’re responsible for bringing up a child who is:

Only one person can get Child Benefit for a child.

It’s paid every 4 weeks and there’s no limit to how many children you can claim for. Click here to find out more.

Search for your local Citizens Advice

Some local Citizens Advice can only give you advice if you live in their local council area. It's usually best to contact a Citizens Advice based in your local council area. Click here to find your local Citizens Advice.