Help if on a low income

Find out what help you can get if you are on a low income.

This could be help with living costs, rent, council tax, free prescriptions or school meals.  For emergency expenses, there are one off payments from the Social Fund or from a welfare assistance scheme.

This content applies to England

Information on housing benefit including local housing allowance, who can claim, how to claim and how much rent is paid.

Information on income support covering who can claim, how to claim, how decisions are made and other help you may be entitled to.

Information on community care grants, budgeting loans and crisis loans, and maternity grants, funeral payments and cold weather payments.

Finding a foodbank and getting other emergency help in your area.

Information on financial help with health, education and legal costs for people on a low income.