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

Arrange an appointment with our Benefits and Contributions Advisors at West Offices or at home, 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 you'd like us to host a benefits advice session.

Benefits advice from other agencies

Get benefit, welfare and debt advice from other partnership organisations:

Download our guide to advice services in York.

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