Examples of who could get the extra amounts include those who have children, need help paying rent, or have a disability or health condition which prevents one from working.
It’s possible to use a benefits calculator – such as those hosted by Turn2us, Policy in Practice, and entitledto – to check how much a person could get.
Circumstances are assessed each month.
Should there be a change in the person’s circumstances, how much they’re paid for the who assessment period can be affected – rather than it just having an impact from the date it’s reported.
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