Benefits, Universal Credit & Welfare Reform
Advice line If you want to find out more about matters connected to your benefit entitlement, Universal Credit, welfare reform, housing and/or debt problems, please ring the advice line.
Wolverhampton Information and Advice Directory A directory for use by advisers to find support services for local residents needing help with benefits (including welfare reform), debt, housing, employment and other issues.
Housing Benefit & Council Tax Reduction You can claim Housing Benefit if you have to pay rent to live in your home and/or Council Tax Reduction if you have to pay Council Tax.
Personal Independence Payment Personal Independence Payments replace Disability Living Allowance payments.
Employment and Support Allowance Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) replaces Incapacity Benefit, Severe Disablement Allowance or Income Support on the grounds that you are too sick to work.
Benefit Sanctions There are more sanctions for Jobseeker's Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance that will reduce or remove benefit entitlement.
Food banks and soup kitchens For anyone needing extra support we have provided a list and map of local food banks and soup kitchens.
Detailed information guides on Benefits and Welfare Reform Information for residents and advisers on benefits and welfare reform including 'volunteering and benefits' and current benefit rates guide.