Council Tax Support
You may be eligible for Council Tax Support through the council if you receive certain benefits or are on low income. You can complete an online application form here or call 01452 396396
You may be entitled to an extra payment to help with the cost of living if you are getting certain benefits or tax credits.
Low-income benefits and tax credits
You may be able to get an extra payment of £650 if you get certain benefits or tax credits, including Universal Credit, Pension Credit and Tax Credits.
This payment will be made up of two payments of £326 and £324.
This is in addition to the Cost of Living Payment you may receive if you’re also on certain disability benefits.
Winter fuel payment
If you’re entitled to a Winter Fuel Payment for 2022/23, you will get an extra £300 for your household paid with your normal payment from November 2022.
This is in addition to any Cost of Living Payment you get with other benefits or tax credits.
Visit GOV.uk for more information and to check if you are eligible.
Income Related Benefits
Billions of pounds of benefits are believed to go unclaimed each year.
If you are on a low income or you have disabilities, or you have a long-term illness you may qualify for extra help.
You can apply to The Department for Work & Pensions online at www.dwp.gov.uk or contact Gloucester Citizens Advice Bureau for one-to-one help to do this.
You can call them on 01452 527202, access their website at http://www.gloucestercab.org.uk/ or visit them at:
Visit the government’s website for free information and advice on making your money go further https://www.moneyhelper.org.uk/en
Seek Advice About Debt
If you are in debt, seek advice early rather than let things spiral out of control. Contact Gloucester Citizens Advice at: 01452 527202, access their website at http://www.gloucestercab.org.uk/ or visit them at:
35 St Michaels Square
National Debtline: www.nationaldebtline.org
Crosslight Advice: www.crosslightadvice.org
P3 is a community-based charity which can provide support and advice regarding debt, financial skills, employment, and education: P3: www.p3charity.org
Free money advice, from paying off your credit card, to falling behind on rent or maybe you just need a hand with creating a monthly budget. The biggest step when dealing with debts is to get advice. Once you have an advisor on your team, creditors can be more co-operative. The money advice team also give general advice to help increase your income and reduce your outgoings. Appointments available by phone and in person. www.glcommunities.org.uk/advice
National Careers Service - Free support by local experts, providing advice on training courses and CV support. Available to all households
For more information contact 0118 402 2604