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Here are some links to websites that provide help with understanding what benefits you may be entitled to and how to claim them. You will also be able to find information on the current reform to the benefits and welfare system.

  • Gov.uk Benefits Page
    The first port of call for any information on benefits.
  • Universal Credit
  • Dudley Council’s Benefits Page
    Provides information about applying for housing benefit and the council tax reduction scheme. There are also links to information about free school meals and the local welfare assistance scheme.
  • Blue Badge:
    applying for a Blue Badge
  • Dudley District Citizen's Advice Bureaux
    The Citizens Advice service offers practical, up-to-date information and advice on a wide range of topics, including; debt, benefits, housing, legal, discrimination, employment, immigration, consumer and other problems.
  • Benefits Advisor
    Use this online calculator tool to find out what benefits you may be eligible to claim.
  • Inland Revenue Tax Credits Calculator
    Use this online calculator to find out if you are eligible for tax credits.
  • Citizen’s Advice Benefits Page
    Citizens Advice provides information on benefits, tax credits, council tax, housing costs and national insurance for people of all ages, including those who come from overseas. 
  • Advice Now Benefits Page
    Advice Now provides independent, helpful information on rights and legal issues for the general public. These pages offer information about claiming benefits, appealing against a decision, managing your benefits and benefit fraud.
  • Money Saving Expert Benefits Check Up page
    A user-friendly summary of the available benefits that you may be entitled to. There is also a link to the benefits forum in which you can discuss benefits related issues with other users.
  • Age UK Benefits Page
    Advice and links to help about benefits for older people.
  • The Social Security and Child Support (SSCS) Tribunal
    Deals with disputes relating to a range of benefits.

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