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Hertfordshire County Council

 

Extra money for families

Read about benefits available for families and for people in or out of work

Universal Credit - getting ready

  • Universal Credit (a new means tested benefit) is being introduced across the country.
  • It will affect many families in Hertfordshire.
  • This leaflet includes who can get it and how to claim.

Read 'Universal Credit - getting ready' (PDF)

Babies - extra money if you're having a baby

  • A leaflet about the different types of benefit you can get to help cover the costs of pregnancy, a new baby, maternity, paternity and adoption leave.

Read 'Extra money if you're having a baby' (PDF)

Children - extra money

  • This leaflet looks at the wide range of help and benefits you might be able to get if you have children.

Read 'Extra money for children' (PDF)

Help if you're not working

  • This leaflet is about the benefits you might be able to get if you're unemployed or not working.

Read 'Help if you're not working' (PDF)

Workers – extra money

  • This leaflet looks at the benefits or tax credits you might be able to get to top up your income if you're working full or part-time.

Read 'Extra money for workers' (PDF)

Low income – other benefits for people on low income

  • Many families are missing out on extra money due to them.
  • This is a list of other help you might be able to get.

Read 'Other benefits for people on low income' (PDF)

Free early education for 2, 3 and 4 year olds

  • Every 3 and 4 year old is entitled to 15 hours free education per week.
  • Some 2 year olds are also entitled to 15 hours per week if the family gets certain benefits.
  • This leaflet looks at who can get free early education and how.

Read 'Free early education for 2, 3 and 4 year olds' (PDF)

Childcare costs - help to pay

  • A leaflet about the help you can get through working tax credit, universal credit, housing benefit, employer-supported childcare and tax-free childcare (coming soon).

Read 'Help with childcare costs' (PDF)

Useful contacts - money advice

  • A list of money advice contacts, including the Department for Work and Pensions, Job Centre Plus, and various benefit helplines.

Read 'Useful contacts - money advice' (PDF)