Support Services

New benefit rules for people from E.U.

New benefit rules for people from E.U.

New rules which came into force on 7th May 2019 mean that EEA nationals whose only right to live in the UK is on grounds that they have been here for less than three months or they are here as a jobseeker or as a person who has ‘pre-settled status’ are not entitled to...

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Inheritance Tax

Inheritance Tax

Inheritance Tax must be paid on assets and gifts, if the assets or gifts are valued at over £325,000.
The tax is payable at 40 per cent on the amount over this threshold.

Bereavement Support Service

Bereavement Support Service

Wolverhampton City Council with partners such as the Hospitals Trust runs an excellent accessible Bereavement Centre from the ground floor of the Civic Centre, next to the Registrar for Births, Deaths and Marriages.
The centre is open on weekdays from 09.00am-4.00pm

Funerals

Funerals

If you cannot afford to pay for the funeral of someone close to you, you may be able to get help from the Social Fund with a Funeral Payment.
You can only get the payment if you are on the right benefits, and it also depends on whether there is other money available for the funeral and your relationship to the person who died.

Bereavement Benefits

Bereavement Benefits

If your civil partner, partner or spouse has died, and had been paying National insurance contributions, you may be eligible for a Bereavement payment – this is a one-off untaxed payment of £2,000.

Inheritance Tax

Inheritance Tax

Inheritance Tax must be paid on assets and gifts, if the assets or gifts are valued at over £325,000.
The tax is payable at 40 per cent on the amount over this threshold.
You do not usually have to pay inheritance tax if you give things away to your spouse or civil partner (if you both live in the UK), charities, political parties, and some national institutions like National Portrait Gallery, universities etc.

Terminal Illness Benefits

Terminal Illness Benefits

The rules for claiming Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Attendance Allowance (AA), PIP, and Employment and Support Allowance(ESA) are be different if you have a terminal illness.
The ‘Special Rules’ apply if you have a terminal illness and, according to your doctor, you are not expected to live for more than 6 months.

Motability Contracts & the deceased

Motability Contracts & the deceased

If the person with the Motability contract is terminally ill and wants to get out of the contract, there is a thing called a settlement agreement – you have to have paid 50% of the total payment, then you request in writing for the agreement to be terminated. Motability gets the car back.

Compton Hospice

Compton Hospice

Compton Hospice provides care and services for people with cancer and other terminal illnesses and their families. Free services include respite and in-patient care, social workers, physiotherapy, day care, home care nursing,  and bereavement support. To access the...

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