Each year, more than £3.5 billion of pension credit and housing benefit goes unclaimed by older people in the UK. Are you eligible?
Please note: Cambridgeshire County Council does not administer benefits. You will need to apply for benefits at GOV.UK website. Apply through your district/city councils for housing benefit.
- Information on timescales for claims made to the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)
- Web forms to contact DWP
- DWP Disability Service Centre, including helplines for disability benefits
GOV.UK benefits information
Attendance Allowance helps with extra costs if you have a disability severe enough that you need someone to help look after you.
Carers' Allowance is paid if you care for another person - who receives certain benefits - for more than 35 hours a week.
Personal Independence Payment
Personal Independence Payment can help you with some of the extra costs if you have a long term ill-health or disability.
Universal Credit is a monthly payment to help with living costs.
Disability Living Allowance
Disability Living Allowance is being phased out and replaced by Personal Independence Payments (PIP).
Housing Benefit can help to pay your rent if you are on a low income.
Further sources of support
Making Money Count is a local website which provides information on money, bills, work, getting online, housing, and universal credit.
If you are more than 10 weeks pregnant, or have a child under 4, the NHS Healthy Start scheme may be able to help you to buy food and milk.
Welfare benefits team
We can provide support and assistance with claiming disability benefits and other connected benefits. There is also a home visiting service aimed at people who are unable to access front line advice or live in rural areas of Cambridgeshire.
Telephone: 01353 612 926
Address: Amundsen House, Compass Point Business Park, Stocks Bridge Way, St Ives, PE27 5JL