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Financial support and benefits

While you’re looking for your next job, there is financial support available so you can focus on searching for the role you want.

You can use a benefits checker (external website) to find out what benefits you could be entitled to, and a benefits calculator (external website) to see how much you might get.


Support to boost your income

You might be able to get help to increase your income (external website). Includes information on Universal Credit, Employment and Support Allowance, Carers Allowance and Jobseeker’s Allowance.


Support with bills and costs

Find out about help with housing costs and energy bills (external website).


Support if you’re 60 or over

Find out about Pension Credit (external website) and help with transport costs (external website). If you are thinking about when you might retire, you can also get a State Pension forecast (external website).


Support if you have a disability or health condition

Take a look at our page on benefits if you have a disability or health condition.


Support with childcare costs

Find out what support you might be able to get to help you pay for childcare so you can stay in your job or return to work.


Support if you are caring for someone

Find out about the support available if you are balancing work and caring for someone.