Benefits

Every year millions of pounds of benefit are left unclaimed, meaning needy people are missing out on what is rightfully theirs. We can help make sure you get the benefits to which you are entitled.

Benefit calculator

To find out what benefits you might be entitled to you can use our online benefit calculator now.

How to claim

When you are making a claim, make sure to fill in the application forms as accurately as possible and try and answer all of the questions you’re asked.

You’ll also need to provide things like proof of your income, bank statements and your ID. If you don’t, your application will often be delayed or not processed at all.

Once you are receiving your benefits, you also need to notify the authorities of any changes to your circumstances. If you don’t you risk missing out on benefits that you’re entitled to. Changes in circumstances include things like:

  • A partner moving in or out
  • The birth of a child
  • A child leaving school
  • A change in your income, hours of work, employment or address. 

Our Financial Inclusion team is happy to offer help and advice on all aspects of completing your application form. Just get in touch with us on 0191 385 1407 if you have any questions.

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