Housing and benefits overview

What's available?

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).


 

Further information

 

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