Downtime this weekend

Due to maintenance, our online forms will be unavailable on Friday 23 October 10pm to midnight, and on Sunday 25 October 6pm to 10pm. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Help whilst away from home

How to apply

Before you apply

Read our guidance notes help whilst away from home

If you think that you may still be entitled to benefit while you are away from home, please complete our online form:

Apply for help whilst away from home

Alternatively, complete our benefits contact form to request a paper application form which you can complete and return to us.

Once we have assessed claim, we will write to you with our decision.

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