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Benefits and Welfare Advice

Providing advice, information and representation on all aspects of Welfare Benefits and debt problems to residents of Halton including Macmillan Welfare Rights workers who specialise in helping people who are suffering with cancer to claim benefits and grants.

Welfare Rights Service - Halton Council

The Welfare Rights Service is a specialist team that provides free, confidential advice relating to benefits entitlements. The team have a dedicated direct line number that is answered 42 hours per week by advisors. Benefit checks can be performed if the full information is provided to make sure that your income is maximised. The team will also assist with the completion of benefits forms, and act as specialists in benefits appeals advice and give practical assistance if required. Representation at tribunal can be given if appropriate. Advice can be given on any welfare benefit, but the team are especially focussed on disability and carers benefits.

Widnes and Runcorn Cancer Support Centre

Widnes & Runcorn Cancer Support Group is here for anyone in Halton who has been touched by cancer. If you would like advice on social or welfare benefits and support available we can arrange speedy appointments with specialist services.

Information last updated 29 October 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.