Welfare Rights

Citizens Advice Rutland advises on all aspects of benefit and tax credit entitlement and helps you with your application.

This covers any of the 82 different benefits and tax credits from Pension Credit to disability benefits such as Personal Independent Payment or Attendance Allowance.

If you have applied for benefits but been refused or if you have received an overpayment of benefits, we can advise you on your grounds for appeal and help you prepare for the appeal hearing.

Many people worry about money as they get older but statistically people over 65 are the least likely to claim the benefits they are entitled to. We can offer a full benefit check either over the telephone.

Help to Claim Universal Credit

Do you need help to make a new Universal Credit claim?

Citizens Advice can support you to make a new claim for Universal Credit, from opening your account to receiving your first full payment. Trained advisers can help you to:

  • Set-up your Universal Credit account
  • Complete your claim to-dos
  • Verify your identity
  • Make sure you’re providing the right evidence to the Jobcentre
  • Understand what Universal Credit will mean for you

If you’re not sure what help you need just get in touch and we can work out how we can support you.

Call Freephone 0800 144 8 444