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 web – April 2021 leaflet to give out to your clients
WBU Benefits if you are disabled and working age web – April 2021 leaflet to give out to your clients
Benefits checklist Feb 2021
Redundancy factsheet 6 Jan 2021
Covid-19 News in Brief
Coronavirus and Benefits Guide 21 December 2020
News in Brief – September – UC uplift, £500 WTC payment, Two wages in one month, Health and Disability Green Paper, Research call
News in Brief – July – Extra Stat EUSS, MIF, TERMINAL ILLNESS, BEREAVEMENT REMEDIAL ORDER
News in Brief – June – EUSS, WCA, Court Fines, Disabled Students UC
News in Brief – April – call for evidence, managed migration, WTC payment
News in Brief – March – budget
News in Brief – 1 Feb SDP gateway closure
News in Brief – 21 Dec Pre-settled status, Failure to Attend, furlough and benefit rates
SDP compensation payment factsheet – February 2021
Universal Credit when and whether to claim – July 2019
Universal Credit Outline – updated July 19
Universal Credit – Self Employment July 2019
Universal Credit – Students Updated Aug 2020
Universal Credit – Working when you have limited capability for work July 19