In all cases we will consider whether you are eligible for and/or receiving the appropriate Welfare Benefits. However we are not specialists in this area and if you require specialist advice and information we recommend that you contact Citizens Advice or Southampton Advice and Representation Centre Ltd.
There are two main types of Benefits to which you may be eligible:
• Contributory (depending on National Insurance Contributions paid) such as Contribution based Employment and Support Allowance, Maternity Allowance or;
• Non-contributory such as Child Benefit, Personal Independence Payment.
The Child Poverty Action Group also has further advice.