LRD Booklets March 2006

State benefits and tax credits 2006

1. Introduction (1524 words)

State benefits and tax credits 2006 is the latest edition of the Labour Research Department's annual guide to the benefits system. It gives the ...

2. Help for those on low incomes in or out of work (6030 words)

There is a range of benefits, primarily Working Tax Credit, Income Support and Jobseeker's Allowance, available to people on low incomes depending on whether ...

3. Help if you are sick, injured at work or have a disability (5434 words)

There is a wide range of benefits you may be able to claim if you are sick, injured at work or have a disability. ...

4. Benefits and credits for parents and children (3371 words)

The range of benefits to help parents and guardians raise children include: ...

5. Retirement Pension and Pension Credit (2523 words)

Once you reach state pension age (currently 65 for men and 60 for women, but see page 55) you may be able to claim ...

6. Help with housing costs (2788 words)

There are means-tested benefits available to those on low incomes to help with accommodation costs. Housing and Council Tax Benefits cover rent or similar ...

7. Help if your husband, wife or civil partner dies (833 words)

If your husband, wife or civil partner dies, you may be entitled to: ...

8. Calculating means-tested benefits (384 words)

Income Support (IS), income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA), Housing Benefit (HB) and Council Tax Benefit (CTB) are means-tested benefits that depend on your income. This ...

9. Further help and information (1196 words)

The state benefits system is run mainly by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) while HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC - formerly the ...