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Benefits

South Tyneside Council provides:

For all other benefits

The government provides other benefits, such as Universal Credit, Tax Credits, Job Seeker's Allowance and low income benefits, disabilities benefits and benefits for families. See GOV.UK: Benefits

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a payment to help with your living costs. You may be able to get it if you’re on a low income or out of work. Universal Credit is slowly being rolled out across parts of the UK.

Universal Credit is a new benefit managed by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Universal Credit

Benefits, money and debt advice

Welfare Support Service

The first point of contact for money advice in South Tyneside.

Welfare Support Service

Debt and benefits FAQs

Find out what benefits you might be entitled to and where to get support.

Debt and benefits FAQs

Money and debt advice

Debt, managing your money and getting back into work or education.

Money and debt advice

Help to Save scheme

A Government saving scheme to support working people on tax credits and Universal Credit build their savings.

Help to Save scheme

Changes to Pension Credit

Pension Credit eligibility changed on 15 May 2019.

Changes to Pension Credit

Crisis support

Crisis support

If you have a financial crisis, or need help after living in supported or unsettled accommodation, you can apply for help.

Crisis support

Food banks

Food banks supply food parcels for individuals and families in crisis.

Food banks

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