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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.

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.

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.

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.