Coronavirus and your finances
We understand that the spread of Coronavirus may have an impact on your finances. Please click here for the latest information and links regarding changes to sick pay and claiming benefits, support for businesses and help from your bank.
Free Money Advice from Steven
We offer a free money advice service for our residents that helps them to feel free from money struggles and worries. We can offer advice and assistance with:
Many people struggle with debt and aren’t aware of the tools, guidance and options that are available to help – our practical advice can help you take back to control and get started on your debt free journey.
Benefits and Universal Credit Advice
The benefits system can be confusing – we’ve helped many people understand what they are entitled to and offered practical support to help them make a claim and appeal decisions.
We can help you to understand the money you have coming in and the money leaving your account. We can also help you find ways to save money on bills and shopping to help you have more pounds in your pocket every month.
In the last 12 months, we helped 125 residents access information and advice on benefits and debt – helping them gain a total of £302,352.40 in additional benefits, grants or money saved on debt repayments.
Steven is an accredited member of the Institute of Money Advisers, whose mission is to to assure quality in the money advice profession.
Money Matters Advice & Stories
Read more money saving stories and advice from our Money Advice Officer, Steven.
A recent change to Universal Credit for self-employed claimants could mean their payments will reduce. Our Money Advice Officer explains what’s changing and what you can do about it. What’s the issue? In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Government changed the law from 30 March 2020 to give Universal Credit Work Coaches extra powers […]
The deadline is fast approaching for over 75’s to either purchase a TV licence or apply for an exemption under new rules which removed the blanket exemption for this group. An additional 1-year grace period was allowed during the coronavirus pandemic, but this comes to an end on 31 July 2021. Recently published figures demonstrate that […]
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 £326,684.30 in the past year.
Got questions about what benefits you may be entitled to? Get in touch with Steven today.
Alternative Advice Services
StepChange is the UK’s leading debt charity offering free budgeting help and debt advice alongside a range of solutions like an IVA. For instant debt help try Debt Remedy, their confidential online tool.
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