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Housing and Other Benefits

It’s important to regularly check what benefits and financial support your household is entitled to. You can find out more about benefits and financial support on the government website.

If you think you might be missing out on benefits or if you're struggling to make ends meet, it's worth taking a few minutes to check that you're getting all the financial support you're entitled to.  Find out which benefits you can claim use a simple online benefits calculator. The calculators can help you find out what benefits you could get, how to claim and how your benefits might be affected if you start work.

Help to claim

Torus Foundation can give support to claim benefits including Universal Credit.

Contact Torus Foundation

Useful links

Age UK: advice on benefits for older people

Carer’s UK: advice on benefits for carers

Shelter: advice on benefits for people struggling with poor housing and homelessness

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Housing Benefit

Applying for Housing Benefit

Bedroom Tax

Who is affected and what to do if your benefits are cut

Benefit Cap

What is the Benefit cap and what benefits it impacts

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Help with the extra costs of disability or long-term health conditions

Pension Credit

Extra money in your pocket for people over State Pension age

What is Discretionary Housing Payment

(DHP) is a payment to help for those struggling to pay their rent