Benefits & Money – News & Advice

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    ‘Season ticket’ can cut prescription costs
    Do you use over 12 prescriptions a year? Consider a ‘season ticket’ to cut costs. Pay for a prescription in England and it costs £9.35 a time. Yet 100,000s could save with an NHS prepay ‘season ticket’, …more
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    NHS Facts & Figures: Key Questions Answered
    What’s the NHS annual budget? How many doctors and nurses are there? What’s the cost of an operation? The Kings Fund’s press and public affairs team, library service and policy experts deal with hundreds of …more
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    Calderdale Winter Support Directory 2021/22
    This directory is full of information about the diverse range of help and services available from the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector that can support you to have a safe, supported Winter. Find help on: …more
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    Join DWP’s ethnic minority forum on health & disability benefits
    Have your Say: Take part in a new ethnic minority forum on the future of health & disability benefits The Government’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) recently published Shaping Future Support: The Health and …more
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    Save Up to £250 With Energy Saving Tips
    Here are some easy to achieve energy efficiency measures that, combined, could save you hundreds of pounds per year. Our friends at Citizens Advice Calderdale compiled this list and kindly shared it with us: Understand your …more
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    Financial Boost For Families With Disabled Children
    The website Money Saving Expert is reporting that families with disabled children will be able to withdraw up to £2,500 from Child Trust Funds (CTFs) or junior ISAs (JISAs) without first needing court permission under new …more
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    New videos explain Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children
    New videos for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children DWP is committed to making communications clear and accessible to all. As part of this commitment, we have made four short videos about DLA for children. They provide …more
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    Avoiding Telephone Banking Scams
    Don’t throw out anything with your name, address or financial details without shredding it first. – This will protect you from ID Fraud. • If you receive an unsolicited email or phone call from what appears to be your bank or …more
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    Helping you understand how Universal Credit can support you
    The government’s Department for Work & Pensions has launched a new campaign to help people understand the support that Universal Credit (UC) could offer them. The digital advertising campaign will help people, including …more
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    Disability Benefit claimants to get a £10 Christmas bonus
    Pension and Disability Benefit claimants to get a Christmas bonus People who receive pension or disability benefits will receive a tax-free Christmas bonus of £10. The payment will be made before 25 December, and paid directly to …more