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You might be interested in the following benefits information

Blue Badge Scheme

Information on how to apply for or renew a Blue Badge. The Blue Badge scheme provides parking concessions for people with certain disabilities.

Sandwell Citizens Advice Bureaux

The Citizen’s Advice service offers free and impartial advice and information on a wide range of topics including: debt, benefits, employment, consumer, discrimination, housing, your rights and other issues.

Sandwell Council’s Benefits Advice

Sandwell Council’s home page for benefits information with links to applications for housing benefit and the council tax reduction scheme. There are also links to information about free school meals and the Welfare Rights Team who give free independent and impartial advice and support on all welfare benefits.

Information last updated 06 June 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.