If you are unsure what benefits you may be eligible for, use our benefits calculator . It's free to use and completely anonymous.
If you live on a low income (even if you are in full-time work or self-employed) and pay rent or council tax for your home, you may be entitled to some help by claiming one or more of the above benefits. Find all the information in our benefits section.
Find out whether you are eligible for the government's cost of living payment by visiting their cost of living payment page .
The Government gives every Council a sum of money each year to help people are having trouble paying their rent, who already receive Housing Benefit or Universal Credit (housing element). The Council's Housing Benefit Service decides who should be given the payments; find out more information and whether you may be eligible.
In cases of genuine, exceptional emergency where needs are not met by existing housing support schemes, there is support available through funding, eligibility for which is determined by the Council based on individual needs. Find out more information and eligibility for the fund .
If you are struggling with making your mortgage payments, you can find information and support at Citizens Advice .
You may be eligible for help towards paying interest on your mortgage through the government's Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) loan. Find out more and apply here .
If you fear losing your home, or are already homeless, the Council can help you. Find out what support is available to you, or contact us by telephone on 01329 824343 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to see all of the support that may be available to you regarding housing, funding, homelessness and a variety of other issues that may affect you, we have a number of advice sheets all in one place that may be of help.
If you have reached the qualifying age for State Pension Credit, you may be eligible for Pension Credit, which could mean extra money for you every week. Find out more information and whether you are eligible.