Passported benefits

Passported benefits

What are passported benefits?

Passported benefits are benefits or schemes which some groups of people are entitled to because of their entitlement to certain other benefits or tax credits. Benefits and tax credits which can passport you to other benefits or schemes include:

  • Income Support
  • Jobseekers Allowance (income-based)
  • Employment and Support Allowance (income-related)
  • Pension Credit (guarantee credit)
  • Child Tax Credit

What can I get?

If you, or your partner, are in receipt of one of the above benefits you will be eligible for:

  • full Housing Benefit based on your eligible rent
  • full Child Tax Credit if you have dependent children you receive Child Benefit for.

You will not need to provide proof of any other income or capital while you are entitled to any passported benefits but you must advise the DWP straight away, if any of the benefits end.

As well as the above you may also be entitled to:

Additional schemes and benefits available

There are additional schemes and benefits available if you are in receipt of the income-related ESA, income-based JSA, Income Support or Pension Credit (paid as guarantee credit) and even certain rates of Disability Living Allowance.

These additional schemes and benefits are mainly awarded at the discretion of your local council, and can include:

  • blue parking badge
  • discount leisure pass
  • bus pass
  • free car tax
  • discounted rail card
  • reduced taxi fares

 

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