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Find out about which benefits you may be eligible for and how to apply or report a changes to your circumstances.

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Use the calculator to find out what extra help you are entitled to, and apply. Get advice on debt, budgeting, jobs and childcare.

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Council tax reduction scheme

​If you are on a low income, you may be eligible for a reduction in council tax.

Protecting your benefit payments from your bank

Find out how to protect your benefit payments from being used incorrectly by your bank.

Single Support Grant

How to obtain a payment towards the cost of planned resettlement.

The Household Support Fund

Information about the Household Support Fund, and how to get help if you are having problems finding your voucher.

Housing benefit

Housing benefit is a scheme to help people pay their rent to us, a housing association or a private landlord.

Benefit cap

There’s a limit on the total amount of benefit that most people aged 16 to 64 can get. This is called the benefit cap.

Personal independence payment

Disability living allowance is gradually being replaced by a personal independence payment (PIP) for people aged 16 to 64.
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