There are many reasons why you might need to claim benefits at some point in your life. But the system can seem scary - and millions go unclaimed every year because people are either unaware or reluctant to find out more.
On these pages we try to explain what help is available - as simply as possible.
If you need help, get in touch today.
Universal Credit has now been introduced for most working age people across North West Leicestershire and replaces Housing Benefit and Local Housing Allowance if you need help to pay your rent.
You can still apply for Housing Benefit if you're over state pension age.
You may also need to claim Universal Credit if you already get benefits and your circumstances change.
Read more about eligibility on the GOV.UK website, or find out more from Citizens Advice.
Note that if you claim Universal Credit, you’ll still need to contact us to claim help with your Council Tax.
Last updated: Mon 25 March, 2019 @ 16:01