Benefits planning is one of the principles of IPS. Some IPS services provide this in-house, others have close links with their local job centre. It is important for the service user to understand the impact working will have on their financial situation.

A guide for service users who are struggling with debt (863 KB)

The data you need to collect when working out the impact of employment on someones finances (Southdown) (114 KB)

Leaflet explaining the impact of 2013 housing changes on benefits (249 KB)

The Centre for Mental Health provides training on Benefits Planning (in conjunction with Southdown) (282 KB)