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Grants and benefits

Find information on grants and benefits available to you such as Council Tax Reduction or Pension Credit.


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

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.

Carer's Allowance

You could get £76.75 a week if you care for someone at least 35 hours a week and they get certain benefits. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply.

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.

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.

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.

Funeral Expenses Payment

You could get a Funeral Expenses Payment (also called a Funeral Payment) if you get certain benefits and need help to pay for a funeral you’re arranging.



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