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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.

Benefits challenges and appeals

If your claim for benefit or tax credits has been refused or if you disagree with a decision about your benefit entitlement, you may be able to challenge this. Find out more about how to appeal.

Personal Independence Payment

Find out more about Personal Independence Payment (PIP), a payment to help you with everyday life if you've an illness, disability or mental health condition.

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.

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.