Help & Advice - Benefits
The Citizens Advice website contains up to date information on all areas of Welfare Benefits. You can access it here.
The official Government website has a useful overview of winter fuel payments here
Age UK has a dedicated section on their website covering pensions, including a pension calculator and advice on tracing old pensions. See here
Entitledto have a free online calculator that you can use to check your entitlement to a range of benefits and tax credits.
You can access the calculator here
This guide is for parents and carers who think the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have made the wrong decision about their child’s claim for Disability Living Allowance (DLA). We want to help you get what you are entitled to. This guide will help you work out if you should challenge the decision, as well as show you how to do it and win.
Blackpool Council has information on what to do if you are having problems paying your council tax bill here
Fylde Council has information on what to do if you are having problems paying your council tax bill here
Wyre Council has information on what to do if you are having problems paying your council tax bill here
For more information, please click here
Age UK have their own online benefit checker
Housing Benefit is available to people on a low income who are renting their homes to help them to afford to pay the rent. If you have made applied for Universal Credit and are liable to pay Council Tax at the property you live in, you will also need to apply for Council Tax Reduction. To apply for Housing Benefit you must: Normally live at the property you are applying for Be liable to pay rent for the property Either be entitled to: Income Support Jobseeker's Allowance (Income based) Employment and Support Allowance (Income related) or have a low income. People with over £16,000 in savings will not normally qualify for any benefit. You cannot claim for a property let on a lease of more than 21 years except for shared or co-ownership schemes, or where you are the owner-occupier, or if you are a tenant in a property owned by the Crown.
To apply for Housing Benefit in the Blackpool area click here
Citizens Advice has a full guide on their website here (covering the main benefits available for families and children)