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Beckfoot Trust is an organisation that links a group of local Bradford schools together so that they can collectively improve the life chances for young people within their schools. Our aim is to create a group of truly remarkable schools each with a genuine comprehensive intake. They will be wonderful places for young people to learn and grow up in. We want to make a difference. We want to create something special.

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Benefits

Types of benefits that you may be eligible to claim and who you should contact for more information. 


Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) requires the parent/adult to actively look for work, attend appointments at the Job Centre and is paid fortnightly.


Income Support is paid when there is a child under 4 within the home and does not require the parent to attend the Job centre regularly.  This is paid fortnightly. It is also paid to those who may be caring for a child with disabilities


Employment Support Allowance (ESA)  is a payment for adults who are not able to work due to medical reasons. GP Fit Notes are required to be submitted by the adult at regular intervals (dependant on the case). This is paid fortnightly


Universal Credit (UC) - all new claimants or those who have a ‘change of circumstances’ will be moved onto UC- this is paid monthly and includes all other benefits such as Housing benefit. Eventually all claims will move to UC


Child benefit: Paid weekly (or monthly if requested) and is paid to all parents regardless of their income


Child Tax Credit: This is paid weekly and increases with the number of children (for up to 2 children)


Personal Independence Payment (PIP): This is the equivalent of disability allowance and is paid at different rates depending on the level of disability


Disability Living Allowance (DLA)- this is paid for a child with a recognised disability


Housing Benefit: Paid via the local council and is paid monthly- direct to the adult if private rented or direct to social landlord eg Incommunities /Yorkshire Housing

 



 

The numbers below can be called by parents, or by school if the parent is present, for advice.

DWP BENEFIT DELIVERY CENTRE – 0800 169 0310- For anything to do with current claims to JSA, ESA or Income Support including payments, changes in circumstances, queries etc.

UNIVERSAL CREDIT HELPLINE:  0800 328 5644

HMRC CHILD BENEFIT HELPLINE – 0300 200 3100

TAX CREDIT HELPLINE – 0345 300 3900

PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE PAYMENT (PIP) – 0800 121 4433

P.I.P. NEW CLAIM HELPLINE - 0800 917 2222

DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE – 0800 121 4600

JOBCENTRE ENQUIRY HELPLINE – 0800 169 0190