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Grants and benefits

Find information on grants and benefits available and check what help and support you’re entitled to.


Check your benefits entitlement

You can use our online benefits calculator to find out what benefits you can get. Do not assume that you won't be entitled to anything. You will need information about savings, income, pension, childcare payments and any existing benefits (for you and your partner).


Online benefits calculator 



Council Tax Reduction

If you're on a low income, you may be eligible for a Council Tax Reduction

Council Tax Discounts

You may be eligible for a Council Tax discount if you have a severe mental impairment or if you meet other eligibility criteria. Disabled person Council Tax band reductions are also available. These are not income related.

Housing Benefit

If you’re on a low income, you may be able to get help with your rent. Find out if you are eligible to claim Housing Benefit.


Universal Credit

If you’re on a low income, out of work or you cannot work you may be able to get help with your living costs. Find out if you are entitled to Universal Credit.

Cost of Living Support Payment

Find out if you are eligible for the £150 cost of living support payment from Welsh Government. A Discretionary Scheme is also available to help with living costs.

Winter Fuel Support Scheme 2022 to 2023

Eligible households can claim a one-off £200 payment from the council to provide support towards paying their fuel costs.

Pension Credit

You may be entitled to claim Pension Credit if you are over state pension age. You may be eligible to top up your weekly income to £182.60 a week for a single person and £278.70 for a couple.



Claim what's yours

Families across Wales are feeling the strain on their household budgets due to the rising cost of living, making that extra bit of help more important than ever.


Many people are unaware they may be entitled to benefits that could offer them the support they need.

If you are unsure about what benefits you can claim, contact the Advicelink Cymru free helpline:

  • 0808 250 5700


Advicelink Cymru