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 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.

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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: Rights/What can lead to a claim for Universal Credit March2019.pdf

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.

SDP compensation payment factsheet – July 19

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 June 2019

Universal Credit – Working when you have limited capability for work July 19

Universal Credit Survey Interim Report

Universal Credit Survey Final Report