You can apply for a range of welfare benefits if you're on a low income, or if you're having financial difficulties.

We (and other local authorities) manage some benefits, such as Housing Benefit. The government manages a range of other benefits.

Benefits calculator

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 welfare benefits and tax credits
  • the benefits/credits you're entitled to
  • help completing forms

Contact us if you run a community group and would like us to host a benefits advice session.

Benefits advice from other agencies

Get benefit and welfare advice from other partnership organisations:

Download our guide to advice services in York.

Advice if you have money problems

Contact the following agencies for free debt advice:

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