Hackney iCare

Money and benefits

In this section you can search for organisations who deal with a range of issues to do with money matters and benefits.

You can also find out about:

  • Direct Payments
  • Personal Budgets
  • how to make the most of your income and ensure that you are claiming all the benefits you are entitled to.
  • Financial assessments

Funding your long term care

If you are funding your own long term care you may not have to sell your home or use up all of your financial assets in order to fund your care. You should seek financial advice from a Specialist Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) and explore all the care funding options available to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you receive community care services from Hackney Council, you can choose to have cash payments to arrange your own help instead of getting services organised by social services. These payments are called Direct Payments. Direct Payments enable people who more..…

A Personal Budget is the amount of money the Council has assessed is necessary to spend in order to meet someone's eligible social care needs. It enables someone to have more choice and control over purchasing and arranging the assistance more..…

If you can't work because you are sick or disabled, you may qualify for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). Who is eligible for SSP? You must earn an average of at least £107 each week to qualify. If you earn less more..…

If you are in receipt of care services from the Council, we offer you assistance with completing the financial assessment form and with claiming benefits to maximise your income. If you would like a home visit from our Welfare Benefits more..…

Once you have been assessed as needing a service from Hackney Social Services you will be asked to fill out a financial assessment form. This is to look at your income and expenses and to work out what you can more..…

Working Tax Credit is a benefit which is paid by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Most other benefits are dealt with by the Department for Work and Pensions. Working Tax Credit is a payment to top up the earnings of more..…

Housing benefit and council tax reduction are state benefits that help people on a low income to pay their rent and council tax. Both benefits are means-tested - what does this mean? We look at you and your partners: Income more..…

Yes You can claim housing benefit if you are paying rent on your home  You can claim council tax reduction if you are the person paying the council tax on your home or if you are a homeowner No You more..…

You may be able to get a Bereavement Payment. This will depend on the amount of national insurance contributions your wife paid, whether or not she was entitled to a Retirement Pension when she died and if you are under more..…

If you are receiving benefits If you are going in to hospital you should immediately notify the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). This is important as in some cases your DWP benefit entitlement will have to be reassessed to take more..…

Energy efficiency is not only a key part of the battle to become greener, it can also help you save money. Below you'll find our top tips for being energy efficient, and if you have any further queries, you can more..…