Benefits are a means of financial help you can claim from the government. They give people support in order to live their lives, or to help them while they find work.
The GOV.UK website has details of all the benefits including:
It is very important you claim the benefits you are entitled to – they exist to help you.
There are a range of benefits that people can apply for to help in different circumstances. Some benefits are administered by other local authorities and some are administered by central government.
Use an independent benefits calculator to find out:
These are free to use and anonymous.
If you have a disability, an illness, a long term health condition, affected by mental ill-health, or misuse drugs or alcohol. There are some benefits you can claim to help you:
More information is available on the Benefits section of the City of York Council website.
You are a Carer if you are providing support and assistance to a family member or friend who has a disability, an illness, a long term health condition, a mental health condition, or misuses drugs or alcohol. There are some benefits you can claim as a Carer to help you:
York Financial Assistance Scheme (YFAS)
Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP)
Council Tax Discretionary Reduction (CTDR)
Details can be found on the Benefits section of the City of York Council website.
A guide to advice services across York is available from www.adviceyork.org.uk
Department of Work & Pensions - www.gov.uk
York Monkgate Job Centre Plus –
York YO31 7JZ,
Telephone: 0800 160 0190 or
Textphone: 0800 169 0314
Benefits and Debt Advocacy - York Advocacy Hub - Tel: 01904 414357 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Veterans Welfare Service – Defence and armed forces: Support services for veterans and their families - GOV.UK
Last reviewed: 18/12/2018
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