All nationals and residents of the UK are entitled to a number of benefits at work. However, you will now be given your benefits if you don’t claim them.
To claim work benefits, you will fill in an online or paper form. The alternative method is making a simple telephone call.
In most cases, you will be asked to provide your National Insurance number together with proving your identity, savings, and income. Although copies of these documents will be enough, you may also be asked to provide the original documents.
The time it takes for your claim to be processed will vary on the basis of the type of benefit you are applying for. Local Authorities and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have fixed timelines but HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) don’t.
If you want to get your claims sooner, ensure you properly fill in your forms and provide all the evidence required as soon as possible. If you feel you have provided all the required information and yet your claim is being delayed, contact the work benefits agency concerned for an explanation of the delay.
When your benefits at work get approved, you will receive the payment through the post office, building society or bank account you provided.