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Benefits and support

Here you will find information on benefits, advice and support.

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Benefits help and advice

There are many services within the Council and other organisations that can provide you with help and advice regarding benefits.

Discretionary Housing Payments

Eligibility criteria for Discretionary Housing Payments and how to apply.

Universal Credit

Eligibility criteria for the government benefit Universal Credit and how to apply.

Household Support Fund (HSF)

Funding to help those who are struggling to pay their energy costs, water bills, food, and other wider household essentials.

Request a financial assessment due to changes in the Council Tax reduction scheme

Seek advice and support if you have been adversely affected by the Council Tax reduction scheme.

Support for people with disabilities or long term health conditions

Details of support you may be able to apply for if you have a disability or a long-term health condition.

A Fairer Stockton-on-Tees

We are committed to fighting the fundamental unfair differences that negatively impact people's life chances, quality of life and life expectancy.

Household Health Check

Speak with a services and organisations to keep your household finances in the best shape possible.