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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, rates, health costs or school meals. For emergency expenses, there are one off payments from the Social Fund.

Working and child tax credits

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.

Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)

Check if you can get Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) - and how much you could get - while you look for a full-time job. If your JSA has stopped or been reduced, find out how to challenge the decision.

Help with your rates

Information on housing benefit and Rate Relief for those on low income to help them pay their rates.

Income Support

Find out if you can get Income Support and how much you could get. If your Income Support has stopped or you have an overpayment, find out how to challenge the decision.

Extra help if you’re on benefits or your benefits have stopped

Extra help you could get if your benefit payments aren’t giving you enough to live on or have stopped. Find out how to apply for help from the government or an interest-free budgeting loan.

Using a food bank

How to get emergency food from a food bank.