If you, your family or someone you care for, could be entitled to financial help you will need information on the benefits available and how to claim them.
Included are links to sites providing help with understanding the range of benefits available whatever your circumstances and how to claim them.
The Advice Services Alliance is the umbrella body for independent advice services in the UK. This site will help you find information about claiming benefits, appealing against a decision, managing your benefits and benefit fraud.
If you need a review of your or a family member's eligibility for benefits you can complete this assessment tool anonymously online.
Carers and Disability benefits
In this section of the Gov.uk site you will find information on eligibility, rates and claiming for those with a disability. If you are a carer you will find details of benefits available to you.
Citizens Advice provides fact sheets, answers to questions and information on benefits and tax credits for all ages. Included on this site is information for people coming from abroad.
The Department of Work and Pensions provides links to claim forms for a number of benefits including Carer's Allowance, Disability Living Allowance and Income Support.
Disability Rights UK factsheet on Universal Credit
This factsheet gives information about who can claim, which benefits will be replaced, payments and eligibility for Universal Credit.
A new benefit will be introduced in the UK in 2013. Universal Credit will replace a number of benefits including child tax credit, housing benefit, income support and working tax credit. You can find the latest information on the site of the Department of Work and Pensions.