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Claiming benefits

If you’re claiming benefits, or think you might need to in the future, then the best place to go for information is the Government website.

You can also visit Citizens Advice for an A-Z of benefits. You’ll find everything from how benefits payments are made, to how to deal with challenges and appeals.

To check you are receiving everything that you are entitled to you can check your benefits entitlement using a benefits calculator, like EntitledTo, Turn2us or the Government's website

Cost of living payments

The government has extended its cost of living support into 2023 and 2024 for people on certain benefits or tax credits.

If you are eligible for these payments they will be paid to you automatically. Visit the Government's website to find out more and check if you are eligible.

Speak to us 

If you need some help with your benefits, fill out the form on this page or call us on 01202 319119 and we will be able to refer you to a specialist organisation for advice and support.

You can also access more help and advice on our money matters page.