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You might be interested in the following benefits information

Cumbria Advice Network

On this site you will find free confidential advice and assistance on all aspects of welfare benefits with links to all areas in Cumbria.

Cumbria Law Centre

If you need help or advice with benefits Cumbria Law Centre can help. It is an organisation offering free benefit advice and representation to people who live or work in the county.

Cumbria Welfare

If you reside in Cumbria, are aged 16 or over and facing hardship, you can contact the appropriate provider for support and advice from the many links on this website.

Information last updated 28 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.