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You might be interested in the following benefits information

Advice Dorset

Advice Dorset has links to advice on Benefits, Consumer, Debt & Money, Discrimination , Employment , Energy, Health & Care, Housing, Immigration, Relationships across the county.

Age UK in Dorset

Age UK Dorchester is an independent local charity which exists to enable older people across rural Dorset to maintain physical and mental wellbeing in later life. This includes benefits advice.

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 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.

Dorset First Point

First Point are a homelessness prevention service providing housing related support across the county of Dorset. You can get help and advice on rent arrears and debts, housing, claiming benefits and supported living. You can also telephone or use the drop in service.

Emergency Local Assistance

Last resort fund which gives grants for Dorset residents in a crisis that is an immediate threat to their health and safety. The fund is for situations in which individuals or families face an immediate risk to their health and safety and all other avenues of support have been exhausted.

Macmillan Cancer Care

Providing welfare benefits advice across Dorset to all people affected by cancer (patients, carers and family). Advisors based in Citizens Advice and some libraries.

My Life My Care

Information about care and support for adults in Poole, Bournemouth and Dorset. Includes advice on entitlement to social care benefits for older people and carers.

Information last updated 03 April 2019

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.