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Benefits advice

Get help to find out what benefits you're entitled to and how to claim them.

Help claiming benefits

Our Income Maximisation Team can help you make sure you're getting all the benefits you're entitled to.

What benefits am I entitled to?

Help with council tax

Depending on your circumstances, you could qualify for a reduction, discount or exemption.

Find out more about Council tax reductions, discounts and exemptions

Help with housing costs: discretionary housing payment

If you get Housing Benefit you might qualify for extra help with your rent.

You might qualify if:

  • your Housing Benefit is reduced because of the benefit cap or spare room subsidy
  • you need help to stop you becoming homeless

How to apply


Phone: 0141 577 3475

You must make a separate application each year.


Phone: 0141 577 3002

Related information

UK Government: Benefit calculators

Money Advice and Rights Team

Housing benefit and council tax reduction appeals

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