Benefit Check

Find the details of organisations that can carry out benefits checks to ensure that you are claiming all of the financial support which you’re entitled to.

Contact a Family

Contact a Family can provide information on benefits and other sources of financial help. You can call the free Contact a Family helpline and the staff can carry out a full benefits check for you.

Tel: 0808 808 3555

Opening hours: 9.30am-5pm, Monday-Friday

Contact a Family website

Universal Credit – What you’ll get

Universal Credit is paid monthly. How much you get depends on:

  • your standard allowance
  • any extra amounts that apply to you
  • any money taken off your payment
  • if you’re working, how much you earn.

See how much you could get by visiting the Universal Credit website.

Disability Living Allowance

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children may help with the extra costs of looking after a child who:

  • is under 16
  • has difficulties walking or needs much more looking after than a child of the same age who does not have a disability.

Further information is available on the Gov.UK website.


Entitledto can help people determine what they can claim from national and local government via their self-serve calculators. This includes information on income-related benefits, tax credits, contribution-based benefits, Council Tax Reduction, Carer’s Allowance, Universal Credit and how your benefits will be affected if you start work.

To access the service please visit the Entitledto website.

Benefits Calculator 


Turn2us can help you work out your entitlement to income-related benefits, Universal Credit and tax credits.

To access the online benefits calculator visit the Turn2us website.

Well Child

Further helpful information about financial help you may be entitled to is on the Well Child website.

Last modified: August 8, 2023