There are a range of welfare benefits you can apply for if you're on a low income, or if you need support when finances are difficult; some are administered by us (or other local authorities) and other benefits are administered by the government.

Use a free independent benefits calculator to find out:

  • what benefits you could get
  • how to claim
  • how your benefits will be affected if you start work

Benefits and contributions advice

Contact our Benefits and Contributions Advisors to arrange an appointment at West Offices or a home visit, to:

  • get information and advice on all welfare benefits and tax credits
  • get answers to a query related to benefits we adminster, or other financial support
  • ensure you know about and receive the benefits and credits you're entitled to
  • get help completing forms

Benefits advice from other agencies

To promote the take-up of benefits and other welfare help, we work in partnership with other agencies, such as:

If you're involved in a group and would like us to come to your meeting or host an advice session, please contact our Benefits and Contributions Advisors.

Advice if you have money problems

The following agencies provide free debt advice services:

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