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You might be interested in the following benefits information

Advice and Guidance - Leicester City Council

Discover Information on “What Benefits can you claim,” “Help with Travel costs,” Where you can go for help and advice,” “Increasing your income and budgeting help,” “Advice for Service Providers,” and “Budgeting Advice.”

Discretionary Payments

Find information on what Discretionary Housing Payments and Council Tax Discretionary Relief are, as well as information on what to do before you apply, what support you can get, if your eligible and how to apply.

Housing Benefit - Leicester City Council

Discover information on “What you can claim in Leicester,” “How much benefit you are entitled to,” “Who can claim housing benefit,” “How your benefit will be paid,” “Universal Credit” as well as any other information that is available.

Other Benefits - Leicester City Council

Discover information on Healthy Starts, Legal Aid, WaterSure, SureStart maternity grants, funeral payments, cold weather payments and help with Prison visiting costs.

Information last updated 18 January 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.