Caring for someone benefits and support
If you look after someone who is disabled, you may qualify for Carer’s Allowance
- Might I qualify for Carers Allowance?
- How do I claim Carers Allowance?
- How much Carers Allowance might I get?
Self Directed Support
If you need a social care service, you may be able to get payments from the Council to buy the services you choose instead of some, or all, of your usual care services.
- Tell me about Self Directed Support
- How do I claim Self Directed Support?
- How much Self Directed Support might I get?
Support with finding work
If you live in Redbridge and are over 16 years old, you may be able to get help and support from Work Redbridge. They provide information and advice to Redbridge residents to support them in finding work, training and volunteering opportunities or to explore self-employment.
You can also search online for jobs using the Universal Jobmatch tool
Universal Credit is a new benefit for people of working age who are out of work or are working and on a low income. It is assessed and paid by the Department for Work and Pensions(DWP).
- Tell me about Universal Credit
- Might I qualify for Universal Credit
- How do I claim Universal Credit
- How much Universal Credit might I get
Council Tax Reduction
Council Tax Reduction is a scheme that replaced Council Tax Benefit on 1 April 2013. It is intended to support Council Tax payers pay their Council Tax. It is means-tested
- Tell me about Council Tax Reduction
- Might I qualify for Council Tax Reduction
- How do I claim Council Tax Reduction
Housing Benefit can help to pay all or part of your rent. You may get this benefit if you are on a low income, whether you are working or not. Remember, most people who need help to pay their rent must now claim Universal Credit
You can only claim Housing Benefit if:
- You and your partner, if you have one, have reached State Pension age
- You receive Pension Credit
- You have been getting an addition called Severe Disability Premium to your benefit for disability needs
- You are living in what is referred to as 'temporary accommodation' or 'specified accommodation'
There are a few other situations in which you can claim Housing Benefit but the rules are complicated. If you need further advice please contact our Welfare Benefits Team
If you have reached Pension Credit age and are on a low income you may be able to get Pension Credit is a regular payment you may be able to get.
- Tell me about Pension Credit
- Might I qualify for Pension Credit?
- How do I claim Pension Credit?
- How much Pension Credit might I get?