08 Nov 2018

Millions of pounds in benefits or tax credits go unclaimed in Northern Ireland each year and so one way to potentially increase your household income is to ‘Make the Call’ and have a benefit entitlement check carried out.

There are lots of benefits, services and support available, which an example of some of these provided below:


Make the Call today and speak to a local Benefits Advisor to find out if they can help you on 0800 232 1271.

Alternatively you can request a call back by texting CHECK to 67300 or by visiting www.nidirect.gov.uk/forms/request-call-back

You can also read case studies which demonstrate the impact ‘Making the Call’ has made on the households who have already taken that step, at https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/i-made-the-call

  • Bereavement
  • Free TV License
  • The Social Fund
  • Disabled Person’s Allowance
  • Child Benefit
  • Boiler Replacement Scheme
  • Help with health care costs
  • Cold weather payment
  • Hospital travel costs
  • Winter Fuel Payment
  • Maternity grants
  • Blue Badge Scheme
  • Lone pensioner Allowance
  • Free/concessionary transport
  • Free school meals/transport or uniform grants


 Welfare Changes

The Welfare Reform Act is introducing a range of changes to the benefits system in Northern Ireland. Some current benefits are being phased out and new benefits are being introduced.

An Independent Welfare Changes Helpline is now available for anyone needing help or advice about any of the changes to the welfare system.

Phone: 0808 802 0020