Benefits 1st

Hi
its looking likely i will be made redundant in a few months and will be first time in my life not having a job, just wanted to know how do i go about finding out what benefits im entitled too and how do i apply????

any advice welcome

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    edited 27 January at 10:44PM
    Benefits calculator https://www.gov.uk/benefits-calculators

    Relevant benefits will be
    • new style JSA - not means tested, reliant on NI contributions made in tax years 2018-19 and 2019-20. Payable for maximum of 26 weeks.
    • Universal Credit - means tested and entitlement is calculated on joint finances if you are part of a couple. Cannot claim if you have savings/capital over £16,000.
    • Council Tax Reduction (from local authority)
    You may be entitled to none, some or all of these. Applications are online.
    Lots of information here https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/benefits-introduction/
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Some rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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