There is a bewildering variety of benefits available (or not available) depending on your income, health, age and circumstances. Several web sites have calculators you can use to calculate your entitlement:
The calculators can analyse most circumstances, but it is noted on the Turn2us site that,
"The Benefits calculator does not work out entitlement to benefits for the following groups of people: students, people aged under 18, people in hospital/residential care, prisoners, people on strike or not a British or Irish Citizen and UK Nationals living abroad.
Special rules apply to the groups listed above and calculations as a result may not be correct."
The Citizens' Advice site details the benefits available under various circumstances and the links below cover some of the major categories. Links are also provided for gov.uk and other information providers (they all categorise the benefits in slightly different ways, hence the gaps and overlaps).
|Help for those on a low income|
|Benefits for people in work or looking for work|
|Benefits for families, children and young people|
|Benefits for sick or disabled people and carers|
|Benefits for older people|
|Death and benefits|
|Heating and housing benefits|