East Herts
Citizens Advice Service

Free - Confidential
Impartial - Independent

Benefits: Links & Phone Nos

Advice Line
08444 111 444

Fact Sheets, Guides & Frequently Asked Questions
Benefits Introduction

Benefit rates (East Herts)

Benefits fact sheets

Benefit rates (Directgov)

Frequently asked questions

Ideas for getting more money

Benefits & financial support

 

What Benefits Are You Entitled To?

Employed or looking for work?

Going back to work?

Expecting or bringing up children?

Living on a low income?

Disabled?

Ill or injured?

Caring for someone?

Bereaved?

Retired?

 

Benefits Calculators

Government benefits calculator

Independent benefits calculator

Work & Child Related Benefits
Jobseekers Allowance 
Income Support
Employment & Support Allowance - Introduction

Employment & Support Allowance - How to Claim
Employment & Support Allowance - Fact Sheet
Incapacity Benefit (existing claims only)
New Claims 0800 055 6688
Textphone 0800 023 4888
Start a new Jobseekers Allowance Claim On-Line
Existing Claims Herts 0845 608 8583
Textphone 0845 608 8625
Existing Claims Essex 0845 608 8575
Textphone 0845 608 8565
Tax Credits - Introduction & How to Claim
Tax Credits - Calculator
0845 300 3900
Child Benefit
 
0845 302 1444
Textphone 0845 302 1474
Maternity Allowance Herts 0845 608 8595
Textphone 0845 608 8572
Essex 0845 608 8595
Textphone 0845 608 8572
Child Maintenance - Introduction
Child Maintenance - Options
Child Maintenance - Calculator
0800 988 0988
Start a New Claim On-Line
Disabled People & Carers
Disability Benefits
Disability Living Allowance
Attendance Allowance
0800 88 22 00
Textphone 0800 24 33 55
Start a New Claim On-Line
Carers Allowance
Carers Allowance - How to claim
0845 608 4321 or 0800 22 06 74
or 0800 88 22 00
Textphone 0845 604 5312 or 0800 24 37 87 or  0800 24 33 55
Pensions & Retirement
State Pension
When will you get a State Pension
Qualifying for a State Pension
Leaflets and Forms
Planning for Retirement
Who to contact at the Pensions Service
Claims 0800 731 7898
Textphone 0800 731 7339
Start a New Claim On-Line
Pensions paid into a bank or b/soc account 0845 301 3011
Textphone 0845 301 3012
Enquiries
0845 606 0265
Pensions Advisory Service 0845 601 2923
Pension Tracing 0845 600 2537
Pension Forecast 0845 300 0168
Pension Credits
Get a Pensions Credit Estimate 
0800 99 1234
Textphone 0800 169 0133
Winter Fuel Payments 0845 915 1515
Textphone 0845 601 5613

Search for Jobs

Search for Jobs, Training, Careers, Childcare or Voluntary Work

Job Centres

Jobcentre Plus, 12-14 Parliament Square, Hertford, Herts, SG14 1EF Map
0845 604 3719 (not for claims)
Other Job Centres in Hertfordshire
Jobcentre Plus,Beaufort House, Crown Gate, Harlow, Essex CM20 1NA Map 0845 604 3719 (not for claims)
Other Job Centres in Essex
How to contact Jobcentre Plus

 

The Social Fund  
What is the Social Fund?
 

Cold Weather Payments
Maternity Grants

Budgeting Loans
Community Care Grants
Funeral Payments

Contact Jobcentre Plus 0845 604 3719
Textphone 0845 608 8551

Crisis Loans

0800 032 7952
Textphone 0800 032 7958

Council Benefits & Services  
Housing Benefit

Council Tax Benefit

East Herts Council
On-line Claim and Calculator
01279 655261
Hertfordshire County Council 0300 123 4040
Uttlesford Council 01799 510510
Essex County Council 0845 743 0430