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05. Social Welfare Benefits

Social Welfare Benefits

Guiding the complexities of UK social welfare benefits, particularly for migrants for whom English is a second language, can be a daunting and emotionally taxing experience. This is where KJB International Aid steps in, offering comprehensive guidance, assistance with all aspects of benefits applications, and dedicated support to find resolutions for refusals. Moreover, we're here to be your voice, representing your case in all reconsiderations or appeals processes.

How We Can Help

One of the most common challenges is a lack of knowledge about the complex landscape of benefit eligibility. At KJB International Aid, we recognise that these issues often require external help and support. When you turn to us for assistance, you gain access to professional advice, support with your application, assistance in meeting eligibility criteria, and problem-solving for refused applications. Our support is particularly beneficial for those settling in the UK, whether permanently or temporarily.


Let's delve into more details about some key UK social benefits:

  • Universal Credit (UC):

    • Overview: Universal Credit is a comprehensive benefit that replaces several existing benefits, including Jobseeker's Allowance, Housing Benefit, and Working Tax Credit.

    • Eligibility: Available for low-income individuals or families or those out of work.

    • Components: Includes standard allowance, housing costs, childcare costs, and additional amounts for disabilities or health conditions.

  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP):

    • Overview: PIP is designed to help with the extra costs associated with long-term ill health or disability.

    • Eligibility: Open to individuals aged 16 to 64 with a health condition or disability affecting their daily lives.

    • Components: Components comprise daily living and mobility components with standard and enhanced rates.

  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA):

    • Overview: ESA provides financial support for those unable to work due to illness or disability.

    • Eligibility: Open to individuals who are not entitled to Statutory Sick Pay and have limited capability for work.

    • Components: Includes assessment phase, main phase (work-related activity group or support group), and the work-related activity component.

  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA):

    • Overview: DLA provides financial support to individuals with care or mobility needs due to a disability.

    • Eligibility: Previously available for those under 16, but new claims are now under the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) system.

  • Attendance Allowance:

    • Overview: Attendance Allowance provides financial support for those aged 65 and over who need help with personal care due to illness or disability.

    • Eligibility: Open to those aged 65 and over with care needs.

  • Council Tax Benefit:

    • Overview: The council tax benefit, often replaced by the council tax reduction, assists with paying council taxes.

    • Eligibility: Criteria vary by region, but generally, it's for low-income individuals or families.

  • Housing Benefit:

    • Overview: Housing Benefit helps with the cost of rent for those on a low income.

    • Eligibility: Open to individuals or families renting from a private landlord or through a housing association.


These benefits are crucial in providing financial support to individuals and families facing various challenges. It's important to check specific eligibility criteria and stay informed about benefits system changes. Individuals are encouraged to contact relevant government departments or consult with advisory services like KJB International Aid for the most accurate and up-to-date information.


Our support includes, among others:

  • Form Filling: Assisting you in completing complicated forms accurately.

  • Document Translations: Ensuring that all necessary documents are accurately translated.

  • Eligibility Checking: Thoroughly assessing your eligibility for various benefits.

  • Registrations with UK Authorities: Facilitating smooth registrations to comply with UK regulations.


Don't hesitate to reach out to KJB International Aid for meaningful assistance and support during these challenging and time-consuming claims. We are dedicated to helping you throughout the entire process, providing substantive help and easing these struggles' financial and emotional burdens.

13 Years of Accumulated Experience in the UK

Book a Consultation

Our team of experts is ready to provide you with complimentary advice and support to help you develop a strategy and work out a solution to your problems. We are here for you whether you need substantive help or emotional support. Book a consultation today, and let us help you navigate benefits-related inquiriess.

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