What benefits am I entitled to?

There are tools available to help you calculate the benefits you are entitled to based on your personal circumstances.We recommend using this Government website as your starting point.

Speak to our Financial Inclusion Officer

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council has a Financial Inclusion Officer whose role is to support financially vulnerable customers, help them claim any benefits they may be entitled to and identify any other support they may need.

In some cases support will be available from the borough council, but the inclusion officer is also able to make referrals on behalf of customers needing help from other organisations.

External partners our inclusion officer works closely with include; Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), DWP job centre, HMRC Tax Credits, DWP PIPs, DWP Disability Living Allowance department, budgeting and debt advisory services, Helping Hands, Citizen's Advice, Food Banks, Utilities companies, Charity Link, First Contact.

The officer is also able to help the customer review debts and will work in their best interests to look at how the repayment of debt can be manageable and effective.

If you wish to access the Financial Inclusion Service, please complete our short contact form.

Other debt advice services

Helping Hands - A charity that offers varied support on a range of topics including welfare benefits, debt, money advice & budgeting, utility bills and mental health support

Community Money Advice - a national charity with local centres committed to supporting people overcome their money problems.

Clockwise Credit Union - a fair, responsible and people focused credit union, providing a range of financial products and services to the local communities of Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland.

Stop Loan Sharks - investigates and prosecutes illegal money lenders and provides support for borrowers in the UK.

The Citizens Advice Bureau - offers free, confidential, impartial, and independent help and advice on a wide range of subjects including debt, benefits, housing, legal, discrimination, employment, immigration, consumer and other problems.

Legal Aid - if you are on low-income Legal Aid may pay for your solicitor.

Last updated: Wednesday, 31 August 2022 11:24 am