Benefits and Allowances

The following organisations can be contacted for advice in relation to a range of benefits and entitlements: 

Benefits Enquiry LineThis helpline can offer advice to disabled people and carers on the range of benefits available to them.Telephone: 0800 882200Textphone: 0800 243355 

Disabled Benefits HelplineThis helpline can provide advice on Attendance Allowance and Disability Living Allowance.Telephone: 0845 7123456Textphone: 08457 224433 

Carer’s Allowance UnitThis organisation can provide information on the Carer’s allowance including eligibility and how to make a claim.Telephone: 01253 856123Textphone: 01772899 

Child Benefit OfficeThe Office can deal with enquiries in relation to Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance.Telephone: 0845 3021444Textphone: 0845 3021474 

Tax Credits HelplineThis helpine can provide information on Tax Credits.Telephone: 0845 3003900Textphone: 0845 3003909  

Your local Citizens Advice Bureau should also be able to provide advice in relation to most benefit/allowance enquiries.