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Discretionary Housing Payments

Eligibility criteria for Discretionary Housing Payments and how to apply.

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.

Benefits help and advice

Organisations that can provide benefit advice.

Apply for free school meals

Who is eligible for free school meals and how to apply.

Food banks

A full list of food banks can be found on the Stockton Information Directory.

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

Universal Credit

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