Call the DVLA on 0843 178 3378 to claim road tax refunds on Vehicle Excise Duty.
You can get a refund for any full month of tax that you already paid for if you have to cancel the road tax for your vehicle. This could be due to a variety of reasons, but you need to notify the DVLA. They will cancel the vehicle tax automatically if you provide a valid reason for cancellation. Read this guide to find out how to claim car tax back and get the refund.
Call the ESA helpline on 0843 596 3686 if you’re eligible to apply for Employment Support Allowance and unable to work.
ESA, or Employment Support Allowance, is a government benefit to help people who are not able to work due to illness or disability. Or if they do want to work, ESA can help them with getting work if they are able to. If you are eligible for the new benefit Universal Credit, then you might not be able to claim ESA. You can apply for ESA whether you are working or not. This is a guide on how to apply for Employment Support Allowance.
Call the Social Fund on 0843 178 4097 to learn how to apply for a Budgeting Loan.
Crisis Loans are no longer available from the government, but there are still plenty of options for emergency financial support. If you have been on certain benefits for six months, then you could apply for a Budgeting Loan. You will have to pay it back, but the loan can help with immediate living costs. Read this new guide to find out how to get a Budgeting Loan.
Call the Child Benefit line on 0843 557 3383 to stop Family Allowance today.
Family Allowance is the previous name for Child Benefit, which changed in the late 1970s. You can find out how to claim Family Allowance here. If you are already claiming this and you want to stop Family Allowance, then read this guide. You can also learn why you would need to stop it.
Call the Maternity Allowance helpline on 0843 178 4195 to see if you can claim.
Pregnant people who are in employment can usually claim Statutory Maternity Pay from their employer. However, if you do not qualify for SMP, then there are other options for financial support when you are having a baby. The type of benefits that you can claim and the amount that you can get will depend on your circumstances. Read this guide to see which benefits are available if you are pregnant and unemployed.