Housing and benefits overview
If you are looking for extra financial support you can use a free benefits calculator. It will help you find out about welfare benefits and if you are eligible to claim.
Could I be eligible?
You could receive benefits for a number of reasons, including if you:
- Have a long term illness or disability
- Care for someone
- Are unemployed or work part-time
- Are having a baby
- Have a disabled child
- Are over pension age.
Find out more about different benefits including those you can claim if you have care needs.
Staffordshire Connects also lists a range of financial organisations that can provide you with more support.
You also find out more about seeking independent financial advice to help with paying care costs.
Could I get housing benefit or reduced council tax?
These are means-tested benefits from your local district or borough council:
Help to apply for benefits
If you need help to apply for benefits please get in touch with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).