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Help if on a low income

Find out what help you can get if you are on a low income.

This could be help with living costs, rent, council tax, free prescriptions or school meals.  For emergency expenses, there are one off payments from the Social Fund or from a welfare assistance scheme.

Help with your rent - Housing Benefit

Information on housing benefit including local housing allowance, who can claim, how to claim and how much rent is paid.

Help for people on a low income - Income Support

Information on income support covering who can claim, how to claim, how decisions are made and other help you may be entitled to.

Help for people on a low income - the Social Fund and other welfare schemes

Information on community care grants, budgeting loans and crisis loans, and maternity grants, funeral payments and cold weather payments.

Foodbanks and other help in your area

Finding a foodbank and getting other emergency help in your area.

Help with health, education and legal costs

Information on financial help with health, education and legal costs for people on a low income.