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 also we produce a quarterly Benefits e-Bulletin with updates visit our Downloads page for the latest e-bulletins.
We also produce information from time to time that you may find useful. These are available to download from this site.
Benefits for people over State Pension age leaflet A5 – a leaflet to give out to your clients
Benefits if you are disabled and working age leaflet A5 – a leaflet to give out to your clients
What triggers a claim for universal credit in a full service area – Link to Newcastle Welfare Rights Service website:
Universal Credit Focus
The WBU Universal Credit Focus project is funded by City of York Council’s Financial Inclusion Steering Group to provide more in-depth support to those working with claimants in York area. Our series of e-mailings provide a broad range of information and updates on Universal Credit. Some of the details are York specific however most of the content will be of interest to all.