Benefits & Welfare Advice

The Welfare Rights Service provides advice, information and representation on all aspects of Welfare Benefits and debt problems to residents of Halton.

We also have two Macmillan Welfare Rights workers who specialise in helping people who are suffering with cancer to claim benefits and grants. These staff currently hold surgeries at Halton Hospital.

The government also provide an online benefits advice service and entitledto offer an independent benefits calculator

Benefits Calculator and Local Housing Allowance

You can work out what you are entitled to by using the benefits calculator. Launch Benefits Calculator ยป

You can also use the room calculator to see how many rooms you are entitled to for Local Housing Allowance.

How to contact the Welfare Rights Service

The primary means to access the Welfare Rights Service is via the telephone on 0151 511 8930. Alternatively you make seek advice from Citizens Advice Halton

The Macmillan Welfare Rights Officers can be contacted on 0151 511 8214/0151 511 7875.

Welfare Reform

With significant and far-reaching changes to the welfare system, a guide to important information about welfare reform  as well as information about local services who can help you to understand the changes.

Housing Advice

Information is available from Housing Solutions team