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Services in Christchurch

What benefits you can claim

Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

On advice from the government regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are able to offer some extra assistance to those who most need it.

See further information about changes to services.

To make sure you are claiming all benefits you are entitled to, you should use an independent benefit calculator.

The central Government website has up to date information on benefits and a list of Benefit Calculators you can use.

We are responsible for making payments of:

We can also help people in certain circumstances with Discretionary Housing Payments.

Most other benefits are paid by the Department for Work and Pensions, Pensions Service or HMRC.

You should first check if you meet the criteria for Universal Credit, don’t forget you will still need to apply to us separately for help to pay your Council Tax.

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