Help 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.
Information on housing benefit including local housing allowance, who can claim, how to claim and how much rent is paid.
Find out if you can get working or child tax credits and how to claim. If you have a tax credits overpayment find out how to challenge the decision.
Information on income support covering who can claim, how to claim, how decisions are made and other help you may be entitled to.
Information on community care grants, budgeting loans and crisis loans, and maternity grants, funeral payments and cold weather payments.
Finding a foodbank and getting other emergency help in your area.
Information on financial help with health, education and legal costs for people on a low income.