bien.org.uk (Benefits Information Exchange Network).

Please make use of the information linked to on this website, for those with questions –

List of established places to ask questions about benefits in the UK –

Find qualified local advice agencies – https://advicelocal.uk/

Peer reviewed Q&A for Universal Credit on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/312769902184307/

Another peer reviewed Q&A for benefits on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1824855797785386/

Or email us on mail@bien.org.uk and we will do our best to point you in the right direction.


COVID-19 resources:

Support groups across the UK – https://covidmutualaid.org/

Straightforward advice

Advice Local – https://advicelocal.uk/covid19

Registering someone as extremely vulnerable – https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

Complex advice

Rightsnet news and caselaw – https://www.rightsnet.org.uk/news-and-caselaw

COVID-19 social welfare law updates – https://www.rightsnet.org.uk/covid19

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus – Including, “Find help if you’re struggling because of coronavirus
For example, with paying bills, being out of work, or taking care of your mental health.”


Current UC rates:

Standard allowances Monthly ’19/’20Monthly ’20/’21
SingleUnder 25251.77342.72
 25 or over317.82409.89
CoupleBoth under 25395.20488.59
 One or both 25 or over498.89594.04
Elements   
Only / eldest childborn before 6 April 2017277.08281.25
Other children 231.67235.83
Disabled childLower rate126.11128.25
 Higher rate392.08400.29
Limited capability for work 126.11128.25
Limited capability for work and work-related activity 336.20341.92
Carer 160.20162.92
Childcare costs Up to 85 per cent of costs with an upper limit per month for one child of646.35646.35
 and an upper limit per month for two or more children of1,108.041,108.04
Work allowances   
Higher work allowance 503.00512.00
Lower work allowance 287.00292.00

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