Our benefits advice team are specialist welfare rights advisors who provide a comprehensive advice service on the whole range of benefits provided by the Department for Work and Pensions, Cumbria County Council and Carlisle City Council.
- give advice on the claiming of benefits such as Universal Credit, Employment & Support Allowance, Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction, Social fund payments and Welfare Assistance Scheme
- check whether you are receiving your correct entitlement to benefit
- help with appeals, mandatory reconsiderations and reviews
Based at the Civic Centre, in Carlisle, the Benefit Advice Service offers appointments at the Civic Centre and at outreach surgeries available at:
Please contact us on 01228 817400 to discuss an appointment.
Other sources of help and advice
HM Revenue and Customs can offer advice on Income Tax, Tax Credits, Child Benefit, National Insurance and Reclaiming tax.
The Department for Works and Pensions can offer advice on a wide range of Benefits. They have trained advisors to offer you advice on financial help and support which may be available to you.