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Apply for emergency financial help, make a benefits appeal and find out where to get benefits advice
Find out which proofs we need to see when you make a new benefit claim, or make changes to your benefit claim
When providing proof to support your benefit claim, it's best to send them to us by email.
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
If you need extra help to get essentials you can't live without, our Local Discretionary Social Fund could help
Visit our Customer Service Centre if you need help with our online Benefits services
You may be entitled to a Self-Isolation Payment. Find out if you can apply.
If you disagree with a decision we've made about your benefit claim, you can challenge it
Contact our Welfare Rights team to make sure you don't miss out on money that you can claim as benefits
Find out about the welfare rights training courses we offer, and the benefits advice you can get from other organisations online.
If you don't want to complete a benefits form online, you can download and print a paper form instead.
If you don't want to complete a benefits form online, you can download and print a paper copy here