MONEY AND BENEFITS
Navigating the various different types of financial support available can be daunting, so we've gathered some useful links to help our local families to make sense of it all
Money matters and financial support
We've gathered a number of links that we think would be useful to families to help answer questions about money matters and financial support below.
Benefit calculators and advice
Budgeting advice and Money Helper
Maternity/Paternity pay and leave
Maternity allowance – Eligibility, what you’ll get and how to claim
Working and time off when you’re having a baby
Benefits and financial support for families
Financial help if you have children
Tax credits if you have children
Financial support for childcare
Financial support when your child is at school
Help with childcare costs
There are numerous different types of childcare support, including:
Support for disabled children
Information about the different types of childcare support
You can get up to £500 every 3 months (up to £2,000 a year) for each of your children to help with the cost of childcare. Click here to claim tax-free childcare.
30 hours free childcare
Eligible working families in Northumberland with 3 and 4 year old children can receive 30 hours of free childcare a week. Visit Childcare Choices for more information.
15 hours free childcare
Families in Northumberland who have two year old children and are on certain benefits can get 15 hours of free childcare a week. All families with children aged three and four years can also access 15 hours of free childcare a week. Visit Childcare Choices for more information.
Claim back childcare costs
You may be able to claim back up to 85% of your childcare costs if you’re eligible for Universal Credit, with up to £646 back each month for one child or £1,108 for two or more children. Find out more about claiming back childcare costs by clicking here.
If you would like to make sure you’re getting the right benefits for your family speak to one of the Northumberland Communities Together team on 01670 620 015 - 9am to 6pm, 7 days a week.