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£19bn worth of support went unclaimed last year for everything from council tax support to cheaper broadband deals.
Use the Benefits Calculator and take 10 minutes to give your finances a boost and make sure you’re not one of those missing out. Check out the links below to some of the biggest support being missed out on.
Pension Credit - £1.75bn unclaimed a year with each claim worth an average £2700 a year.
One of the most underclaimed benefits nationally with many incorrectly thinking they have too much in savings to apply.
Once signed up for any value of pension credit you also become eligible for lots of extra money such as the warm home discount, cost of living payments and much more!
To apply please use the following link.
Healthy Start - New parents can get over £400 a year to help with their food shop
National scheme that gives parents money to buy infant formula, milk and fruit and vegetables. Nearly 30% of those eligible for this cash boost are currently not signed up. Please use the link below to check your eligibility and fill in the short application.
- £4.25 each week of your pregnancy from the 10th week
- £8.50 each week for children from birth to 1 year old
- £4.25 each week for children between 1 and 4 years old
Water Social Tariffs - United Utilities have a Trust Fund and a social tariff for those in need
United Utilities Trust Fund is available to provide financial support for those struggling with water bill debts. Please call 0300 790 6172 Monday to Friday 8.30-5 or follow the link below.
Broadband Social Tariffs - All major providers offer cheaper tariffs to those on certain benefits
If you receive certain benefits you will be eligible for a cheaper broadband tariff, although up to 90% of those eligible aren’t making the saving. All the major providers offer these tariffs including BT, TalkTalk, Virgin Media, Sky and many more.
For a full list with links to apply check out the link below.