Benefits Grid

Benefits Grid (still representative of some benefits that are being phased out/renamed)

This shows what types of benefits people in different situations might be entitled to.

 BenefitsContributory  Means testedFalling under Universal Credit
  Unemployed   Available for work Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA)                           JSA  Non-contributoryNO
On a Low Income Working at least 16 hours a weekIncome Support  
Budgeting Loan  
16-19 Bursary Fund  
Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) not available in England   
 HousingHousing Benefit 
Council Tax Reduction  
Pregnant / with Dependent Children Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)ESA Non-contributoryNO
 Statutory Maternity Pay Statutory Paternity Pay Statutory Adoption Pay NO         
Maternity Allowance NO 
Child Benefit NO 
Guardian’s Allowance NO 
Child Tax Credit Tax Credit
  Sick  Off work for less than 28 weeks Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)                                                             
 ESA Non-contributory
Statutory Sick Pay NO 
 Disabled or Long Term Sick      Off work for over 28 weeks  Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit NO 
Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)        
ESA Non-Contributory
Disability Living Allowance (if under 65) NOPersonal Independence Payments
–  Caring for Sick/Disabled  Disabled Facilities Grants √ unless the disabled person is under 16, or 19 in some cases 
Carer’s Allowance  
Income Support  
 Over 68 
State PensionNO 
Attendance Allowance NO 
Pension Tax Credit Tax credit 
Widowed/Widower/ Deceased PartnerWidowed Parent’s AllowanceNO 
Bereavement Allowance (for aged 45- State Pension Age)NO 
Bereavement PaymentNO