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You might be interested in the following benefits information

Advice Dorset

Details of local advice providers who can support you over benefits, consumer advice, debt and money, discrimination, employment, health and care.

Age UK Bournemouth

Information and advice, services and activities for older people. Helping you live an independent, active and fulfilling life.

Bournemouth Citizens Advice Centre

Worried? Need advice? You are not alone! Bournemouth Citizens Advice Bureau provides a free, impartial and confidential service to everyone.

Diverse Abilities Advice Team

Offers assistance if you are struggling with complicated issues or situations, questions and forms in relation to disability benefits and legal matters. The aim of the service is to ensure a person has the assistance they need to secure the benefits to which they are entitled or the legal document they require. The team of experienced advisors will make your life a little easier by explaining complex information in plain English, filling in the forms, providing information that you need to be aware of and support you to ease your mind.

Shelter Dorset

Advice and specialist help on debt, welfare benefits and housing.

Information last updated 06 February 2017

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.