State Benefits

It is important to claim all of the benefits to which you are entitled.  Entitlement to benefits may vary over time depending on age and personal circumstances.

Some benefits are means-tested which means that they may not be payable if your income or savings are above a certain level.  However some income and savings such as personal injury compensation held by a Court of Protection Deputy or within a Personal Injury Trust may be disregarded. Click here to find out more about means-tested benefits.

Some benefits are not means-tested, which means that you will be entitled to receive them irrespective of the amount of income you receive, or the savings that you have. Click here to find out more about non means-tested benefits.


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