LRD Booklets March 2005

State benefits and tax credits 2005

1. Introduction (1598 words)

State Benefits and Tax Credits 2005 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 (5990 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 (5432 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 (3321 words)

There is a range of benefits to help parents and guardians raise children. These include: ...

5. Retirement Pension and Pension Credit (2717 words)

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

6. Help with housing costs (2765 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 or wife dies (802 words)

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

8. Calculating means-tested benefits (378 words)

The table shows the amounts used to calculate the "applicable amount" in respect of Income Support (IS), income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA), Housing Benefit (HB) ...

9. Further help and information (1202 words)

The state benefits system is run mainly by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) while the Inland Revenue (IR) administers tax credits. There ...