Gary Vaux Gary Vaux

Gary Vaux manages a team of local authority benefit and debt advice workers. He is also chair of the Social Security Advisers Group at the Local Government Association and represents the ADASS in meetings with the DWP. For 25 years, has written, trained and broadcast on welfare benefit rules and policies.

As well as writing a regular column in Community Care magazine, he has produced benefit guides for CPAG, YouthAid, Fostering Network, Family Rights Group, Law Society, One Parent Families, "Yours" magazine and many other organisations.

His interests (apart from his family, Spurs and Bruce Springsteen) are those areas where social security and social services interests overlap, coincide or clash.

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Tax and benefits when you foster or adopt a child

Universal credit

Personal independence payment

Benefits for young people

Winter fuel payment

Working tax credit

Widow’s pension

Widowed parent’s allowance

Widowed mother’s allowance

War widow’s and widower’s pension