Get help Help FAQs What benefits do I need to receive? The only mandatory benefit we ask for is child benefit. This is because it is an easy way to verify the person applying has official parental responsibility for the child who needs a grant. We do ask if you are receiving other benefits. This is because we need additional household financial information for grants above £750. Asking for proof of means tested benefits is an easy way for us to understand your financial situation without asking you to fill in lots of financial details.