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You might be interested in the following benefits information

Advice Centre, North Bristol

We provide free and independent advice and support in North Bristol and South Gloucestershire. We specialise in Welfare Benefits and Debt advice, including representation at tribunal, and can provide basic housing and employment advice. We run 10 advice drop-in sessions across 8 areas every week and provide advice online or by telephone too

Advice Centre, South Bristol

SBAS Provides Free, Professional, Confidential Advice and Information to Residents of South Bristol Seeking Help with Welfare Benefits and Debt. Founded in 1997, SBAS is a charitable organisation staffed by experienced advisers and volunteers. We provide advice and information on Welfare Benefits and Debt. If you are seeking assistance in areas we do not specialise in, we can usually signpost you to a specialist agency that does. These might include housing, employment, immigration, consumer, custody and relationship issues.

Benefits and Financial Advice

Covering; Housing Benefit Universal Credit Older people’s benefits Council Tax Reduction Benefit Cap Disabled people’s and carer’s benefits Emergency payments- local crisis prevention fund Children and family benefits Jobseeker’s and part time worker’s benefits

Benefits Calculator

To work out your entitlement we need to know whether you are single or in a couple, how many children under 20 you have (if in doubt see when to include children), whether anyone else lives in your home (such as a relative or a lodger) and your housing status. Please note: the calculator’s estimates are based on the information you supply to give you an idea of your potential entitlements. For organisations that can provide individual assistance see more advice on benefits.

Information last updated 22 December 2016

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.