The Social Security Department publish
a number of useful guides that help explain the benefits available.
We list a few below.
A social security office can be found by looking for
Benefits Agency in the business section
of the telephone directory.
A GUIDE TO INCOME SUPPORT (IS20). This is a detailed guide dealing
with many aspects of income support.
FINANCIAL HELP IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR WORK (WK2).
A quick guide to : Jobseeker's Allowance, Income Support, Social Fund
FINANCIAL HELP IF YOU WORK OR ARE LOOKING FOR WORK (WK1).
A quick guide to benefits and back to work schemes if you are working,
looking for work or starting a new job - including voluntary work.
SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFIT RATES (GL23).
A quick guide to: Social Security benefit rates, benefit earnings rules,
national insurance contribution rates.
BABIES AND CHILDREN (BC1).
A guide to benefits and tax credits for anyone expecting a baby or caring
HELP WITH YOUR RENT (GL16).
A quick guide to housing benefits, sometimes known as rent rebates or
HELP WITH YOUR COUNCIL TAX (GL17).
A quick guide to benefits for people who have retired or will be retiring.
Your local social security office may also be able to provide leaflets
in large print, Braille, on audio cassette and in a number of different
More information is available from the Benefits Agency web site
TO BENEFITS AGENCY WEB SITE