Free Money Advice from Steven
Our Money Advice Service exists to help our tenants take control of their finances and have more pounds in their pockets.
In the last 12 months, we helped 108 tenants access information and advice on benefits and debt – helping them gain a total of £239,166.18 in additional benefits, grants or money saved on debt repayments.
Money Matters Advice & Stories
Read more money saving stories and advice from our Money Advice Officer, Steven.
The Government released their budget plans on October 29 with changes being made to a range of money matters that will affect our residents: from pensions and benefits to the minimum wage. But what do the changes really mean – and it is good news or bad news for you? Workers Workers will benefit from […]
Our Money Advice Team is raising awareness of the Warm Home Discount scheme – which is now open for applications. The Scheme allows £140 credit onto your electricity account if your supplier is participating in the scheme and you meet their criteria. If you receive Guarantee Pension Credit, you don’t need to do anything, and […]
Universal Credit is a new benefit which has replaced income-based Jobseekers Allowance, income-related Employment & Support Allowance, Income Support, Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit and Housing Benefit.
In February 2017, Warrington moved to the full digital service. This means that Universal Credit is available to anyone with a sufficiently low income to qualify, rather than just people in certain circumstances.
Some people will be better off under Universal Credit, whilst others will be worse off. We can offer our tenants a benefit check to establish how they will be affected
Personal Independence Payment
Personal Independence Payment is a benefit paid to working-age people who have disabilities which make it more difficult for them to look after themselves, and/or who have difficulties walking or getting about. It has replaced Disability Living Allowance for all new claims, and over time Disability Living Allowance will be phased out, with claimants being invited to apply for Personal Independence Payment instead.
Most people will be required to attend a face to face assessment with a health care professional as part of the assessment process. The health care professional may also contact any other people named in your application form for further information.
Benefits Information and Calculator
More information on benefits available can be found here, and this free and anonymous benefits calculator helps you to understand what benefits you may be entitled to. Steven and the team have helped WHA residents understand their rights and access additional benefits, grants or money saved on debt repayments to the total value of £239,166.18 in the past year.
Got questions about what benefits you may be entitled to? Get in touch with Steven today.
Other Financial Advisory Services
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