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Income Support: Who can claim?

The benefits system can be very confusing, especially if you have never claimed any kind of benefit previously, or if your home or working circumstances have changed and you need some additional support. Many families often find themselves seeking part time or low income jobs to fit around child care needs or due to the

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Employment Support Allowance

Employment Support Allowance: Who can claim?

If you find yourself in the position where you can’t work due to sickness or disability and you aren’t receiving Job Seekers Allowance, Statutory Sick or Maternity Pay; or you can work but it your illness or disability limits your employment abilities, then you may be entitled to Employment Support Allowance. What is Employment Support

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Legal Aid

Changes to Legal Aid: What you need to know

Government set to reduce the huge legal aid bill Every year, around £2billion is spent on legal aid in England and Wales, helping people with their legal bills in cases of divorce, domestic abuse, evictions, debt and various other civil proceedings. Despite opposition, the Government is set to reduce this bill by £350million per year

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Council Tax Reduction: Are you entitled?

Council Tax Benefit has been replaced There are many changes coming into play in the benefits system at the moment, and Council Tax hasn’t escaped. If you previously claimed Council Tax Benefit, then since the 1st of April this year, that has now changed to Council Tax reduction. You can apply for council tax reduction

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Paternity Leave and Pay: What are you entitled to?

Having a baby with your partner is an amazing experience for the both of you and no doubt you want to spend as much time as possible supporting your partner and bonding with your baby. Instead of having to return to work the following day or waiting until you book holiday, now if you and

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Child Benefit: Entitlement changes

Child Benefit in the news Over the last few years, child benefit has been in the news for many reasons and there are changes coming into play which will change who can claim and how much. If you are a new parent or expecting another child, then most of you will be able to claim

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