Tax credits are ending

Universal Credit is replacing tax credits. If you're asked to claim Universal Credit and you do not make a valid claim within three months, your tax credits will end and you will not get Universal Credit.

Moving to Universal Credit from other benefits

About Universal Credit and what you need to know when deciding whether to claim now, or to stay on your existing benefits as long as you can.

Benefits and support for your household

How to get further information and advice about benefits you may be able to claim and help available to manage your finances, debt and household costs.

Cost of living

Find out what help is available for households and businesses in Lancashire.

Benefit challenges and appeals

How to challenge a benefit decision from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) or HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and how the Welfare Rights Service may be able to help.

Welfare Rights Service

Who the Welfare Rights Service can help, the type of cases we deal with, and how organisations can contact us.

Benefits online training

Free online training courses and guides on various benefit subjects.

Benefits advice for carers

Includes Carer's Allowance, Carer's Credit and Council Tax discounts, exemptions or reductions.

Benefits for people who are State Pension age

Includes, State Pension, Pension Credit, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Support and reductions, Attendance Allowance, Winter Fuel Payment, help with health costs and Funeral Expenses Payment.

Help with essential household items

Find out about the Essential Household Goods Support Scheme and how to access further information and support.

Help with energy

Find out about help with energy bills, energy saving, energy efficiency schemes and what to do if your boiler is broken.

Benefits news

Updates and changes about benefits which may affect you.

Household Support Fund

Support for those most in need.