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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.

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.

Foodbanks and other help in your area

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

Help for people on a low income – the Social Fund and Discretionary Support

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