How do i find out what benefits i can claim?
To check what benefits you can claim click here
You can also complete your own benefit calculation on either Entitled To or Turn2Us
If you want to know more about Universal Credit, or have a problem with Universal Credit, read our pages about this here
If you're on other benefits and are thinking about claiming Universal Credit we'd recommend getting advice before deciding to claim, to make sure you don’t lose money. Find Citizens Advice’ Help to Claim teams details below, they’ll do a benefit calculation for you and explain Universal Credit and help you if you decide to claim.
Please click here for details and phone number of our Help to Claim Team
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
If you want to know about Personal Independence Payment (PIP), including whether you’re eligible and how to claim please click here
If you have a benefits form to complete
If you have a form to complete you can check our guidance on how to do it below:
Personal Independence Payment PIP2 form "how your disability affects you"
Personal Independence Payment Review Form
Universal Credit 50 (UC50) and Employment and Support Allowance 50 (ESA50) "Work Capability Assessment Form". These forms are very similar and you should be able to complete both using our guidance on the ESA50 form. Please click here For more information on Universal Credit limited capability for work click here
Attendance Allowance Claim Form
Disability Living Allowance for a child form
For any other form, please look through our individual benefit pages here
If, after checking these links, you feel unable to complete the form. Call us on our Adviceline, 0800 144 8848 Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm for further help
My Benefits have been sanctioned
If you're on Universal Credit and have been sanctioned find out what to do here
If you're on legacy benefits (like Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance) please click the individual benefit pages by following this link
If you need help with food, while you're sanctioned, you can contact the Help through Hardship phone line on 0808 208 2138 (Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm) to see if you might be eligible for a food voucher. For more info please click here
You can also ask for help with food and fuel (as well as other essentials) through the Coventry City Council Household Support Fund until 31 March 2023 (may be extended). You can apply online by clicking here or you can call 0808 583 4333 if you can't do the application online
Challenging a Benefit Decision
You usually have either 30 days or One Month from the date on the decision letter to challenge a decision, although if there are special circumstances you might be able to do it later. There is usually a two step process, firstly a "Mandatory Reconsideration" and then an appeal. However the process varies from benefit to benefit.
Employment and Support Allowance