Find out about benefits and support

Benefit calculators

Our Benefits and Money Advice team can provide a quick, free benefits check. Call us on 03000 200 292.
(select option 3 for council tax then 4 for benefits and advice)

Alternatively the following external websites offer benefits calculators:

Benefit cap

Carers

Children and families

  • Child Benefit: claim online or phone 0300 200 3100
  • Tax Credits: calculate entitlement online, then phone 0345 300 3900
  • Disability Living Allowance for children: claim online, to apply call 0800 882 200, enquiries call 0800 121 4600
  • Income Support: phone 0800 055 6688
  • Free school meals: If you would like to apply for free school meals please download and complete the form
  • School clothing grant: If you would like to apply for a school clothing grant please download and complete the form

Crisis

Disabilities

  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP): applications call 0800 917 2222, enquiries call 0800 121 4433
  • Employment Support Allowance (ESA): claim online, to apply call 0800 055 6688, enquiries call 0800 169 0310

Education

  • Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA): request an application from your school. More information.

Elderly

Housing and council tax

Low income

  • Universal Credit: visit our information page about Universal Credit
  • Universal Credit enquiries: call 0800 328 9344
  • Jobseekers Allowance (JSA): claim online, to apply call 0800 055 6688, enquiries call 0800 169 0310
  • Income Support: call 0800 055 6688
  • Tax Credits: calculate entitlement online, then phone 0345 300 3900


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