Entitlement to benefits and additional support

Decorative image onlyIf your financial circumstances have changed or you are struggling financially, it is important to check whether you may be entitled to receive any additional benefits. It’s a common misconception that benefits are only available if you’re out of work – but even some families with an income of £50,000 or more can qualify for help. 

A good resource is the entitledto website which provides a free assessment of the benefits you could be claiming. 

Age UK provides good advice if you are of pensionable age, please see their Benefits and Entitlements webpage for more information.

If you would like advice on benefits administered by central government, please visit their Benefits webpage, or contact your local Jobcentre Plus office.

If you would like advice on benefits administered by us, you can contact our benefits team by emailing benefits@rbwm.gov.uk or calling 01628 796036.  
Please be aware that we can only provide advice on benefits we administer, not those from central government.