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You might be interested in the following benefits information

Family Services Directory

A guide to services for children, young people, parents and carers including information on benefits for these groups

Hospital stays and benefits

Provides information on who you should notify if you receive benefits and are going into hospital. This may also help you if were not claiming any form of benefit before entering hospital as depending on your circumstances you may now be able to claim

Merton Welfare Benefits Team

Merton Welfare Benefits Team offers local residents help and advice regarding benefits on-line, over the phone and by appointment. They can also advise on other services provided in the borough.

Information last updated 24 February 2017

National information


Your local guide to help with benefits, work, money, housing problems and more. Enter your postcode and a topic to find helpful information.

Benefits checker

If you need a review of your or a family member’s eligibility for benefits you can use an online benefit calculator. These are free to use and anonymous.

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

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.

Claiming benefits

Find information on your entitlement to benefits. Find details of benefits for carers, jobseekers, families, those with a disability, help with housing and tax credits.

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a benefit for people who are on low incomes or out of work. Find out about the benefit and how to claim.