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Benefits Advice & Support

What are benefits?

Benefits are payments that are usually made by the Government, for people on low incomes or specific needs. 

Am I entitled to any benefits?

The easiest way to find out if you are entitled to any benefits is to use an online calculator.

Turn2us and entitledto both have caluculators with information on income-related benefits, tax credits, contribution-based benefits, Council Tax Reduction, Carer's Allowance, Universal Credit and how your benefits will be affected if you start work.

Support services available

Crosby Community Association are able to help you go through a benefit check to make sure you are receiving everything you are entitled to.

The Age UK Advice Line can give you advice on what benefits are available and how you can apply for them. The number is 0800 678 1602 and it's open from 8am to 7pm every day.

The Money Advice Service has information about a number of financial matters, including benefits.

The government run a number of disability benefits helplines which can help with existing claims for Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance and Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

Last reviewed: 27/08/2019