Resources, Welfare Benefits Unit


The Welfare Benefits Unit provides specialist welfare benefits information and advice for those who work with members of the public.

Our publications provide a valuable resource. We also produce a quarterly Benefits e-Bulletin with updates. Visit our Downloads page for the latest e-bulletins and join our mailing list for future copies.

We also produce information from time to time that you may find useful. These are available to download from this site.

WBU Benefits for people over State Pension age leaflet 2024 – leaflet to give out to your clients

WBU Benefits if you are disabled and working age Leaflet 2024 – leaflet to give out to your clients

Benefits checklist – August 2023 (England and Wales only)


Benefits for Resettled Ukrainians – April 2024

Managed Migration to Universal Credit – April 2024

North Yorkshire Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2023 24 v2

Reaching State Pension age factsheet – April 2024

Redundancy factsheet – April 2024

Transitional SDP element – April 2024

Ukraine – Housing costs element – April 2024

Universal Credit – Self Employment April 2024

Universal Credit – Working when you have limited capability for work – April 2024

News in Brief

News in Brief – May 2024 – State Pension age managed migration, acceleration for ESA claimants

News in Brief – April 2024 – PM statement

News in Brief – March 2024 – Spring Budget

News in Brief – December 2023 – Disability Premiums, Move to UC, Cost of Living Payments, Minimum Income Floor, SMI

News in Brief – November 2023 – Warm Home discount, UC pre-settled status, DWP Work Ability Plan, UC Conditionality for parents,