Find out about benefits and support

Benefit calculators

Our Benefits and Money Advice team can provide a quick, free benefits check. Call us on 03000 200 292.
(select option 3 for council tax then 4 for benefits and advice)

Alternatively the following external websites offer benefits calculators:

Benefit cap


Children and families

  • Child Benefit: claim online or phone 0345 302 1444
  • Tax Credits: calculate entitlement online, then phone 0345 300 3900
  • Disability Living Allowance for children: claim online, to apply call 0800 882 200, enquiries call 0345 712 3456
  • Income Support: phone 0800 055 6688
  • Free school meals: If you would like to apply for free school meals please download and complete the form
  • School clothing grant: If you would like to apply for a school clothing grant please download and complete the form



  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP): applications call 0800 917 2222, enquiries call 0345 850 3322
  • Employment Support Allowance (ESA): claim online, to apply call 0800 055 6688, enquiries call 0345 6088 545


  • Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA): request an application from your school. More information.


Housing and council tax

Low income

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