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 welfare benefits and tax credits
  • get advice for benefits we administer, or other financial support
  • ensure you know about and receive the benefits/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 run a group and would like us to host an advice session, contact our Benefits and Contributions Advisors.

Advice if you have money problems

The following agencies provide free debt advice services:

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