What is pensions credit?

Pension Credit is an income-related benefit made up of 2 parts – Guarantee Credit and Savings Credit. Guarantee Credit tops up your weekly income if it’s below £173.75 (for single people) or £265.20 (for couples). You may still be eligible if...

Unravelling the jargon: what is a support bubble?

The following notes are copied from the GOV.UK website. At first glance, it would appear that the definition of a support bubble should be fairly easy to grasp. Don’t hold your breath. Basically, a support bubble is a close support network between a household...

Applying for Green Homes Grants

Home owners and landlords in England can apply for a grant to make their home more energy efficient. The Green Homes Grant will cover at least two-thirds of the cost up to £5,000 per household. For low income households these grants will cover all costs up to...

Claiming Child Benefit for newborns

HMRC has confirmed that parents of new-borns will still be able to claim Child Benefit despite the outbreak of Coronavirus. The weekly rates of child benefit for the only or eldest child in a family is currently £21.05 and the weekly rate for all other children...