Financial help and support
Apply for emergency financial help, make a benefits appeal and find out where to get benefits advice.
Before you claim
Proof you need to provide to support your benefit claim
Find out which proofs we need to see when you make a new benefit claim, or make changes to your benefit claim
Extra help with benefits
Apply for a discretionary payment
If you already claim benefits and need extra help to pay your Council Tax, home removal costs or rent in advance, our discretionary payments could help
Get emergency help with food, energy bills and other essentials
If you need extra help to get essentials you can't live without, our Local Discretionary Social Fund could help
Cost of living
Benefit claim forms
Download forms for benefit claims
If you don't want to complete a benefits form online, you can download and print a paper form instead.