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You might be interested in the following benefits information


Information on entitlement to benefits including Universal Credit and advice on Council Tax support and other Bolton Council support services.

Bolton Money Skills Service

Helps you take control of your finances and advises on how to deal with the impact of the welfare reforms and benefit changes.

Welfare Rights Service

Information about Bolton Council’s Welfare Rights Service. They can advise if your benefit claim has been stopped, sanctioned, refused, you have been asked to pay money back or you have been found fit for work.

Information last updated 22 December 2018

National information


Your local guide to help with benefits, work, money, housing problems and more. Enter your postcode and a topic to find helpful information.

Benefits checker

If you need a review of your or a family member’s eligibility for benefits you can use an online benefit calculator. These are free to use and anonymous.

Carers and Disability benefits

In this section of the GOV.UK site you will find information on eligibility, rates and claiming for those with a disability. If you are a carer you will find details of benefits available to you.

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice provides fact sheets, answers to questions and information on benefits and tax credits for all ages. Included on this site is information for people coming from abroad.

Claiming benefits

Find information on your entitlement to benefits. Find details of benefits for carers, jobseekers, families, those with a disability, help with housing and tax credits.

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a benefit for people who are on low incomes or out of work. Find out about the benefit and how to claim.