Useful links relating to debt & welfare benefits
Click on the appropriate link below to obtain the information you require.
Find out about the following sickness benefits that will not affect any other income or/and savings you receive
If you lose your job and have no savings, you are entitled to apply for Universal Credit for housing costs and personal allowance. For information on how to claim, click here.
The following links will take you to organisations that will be happy to assist you with any detailed debt issues you may have.
Based on the information that people provide, such as where you live, whether you are single or in a partnership this calculator will be able to assist you in calculating any benefit entitlement that you may have.
You may qualify for financial assistance by applying for a grant. Have a look at the Turn2us website.
Savings & small low cost loans (Credit Union)
If you are in a financial position to save a small amount on a regular basis, or would like to borrow a small loan with a very low interest rate, then contact Credit Union
Unpaid state pension for some women
Legislation states that some women are entitled to receive state pension at 60% of their husband’s state pension. Due to;
- Government error
- Women simply not claiming
A number of women are underpaid on their full entitlement to state pension.
Below are links to websites, providing information, phone numbers, etc.
Information on rules for widows-
Information on rules for divorced women-
Information on rules for women over 80 years old –
Would you like to know about …
If you would like to talk to someone about your pension query, you could contact Pensionwise
Identity theft protection guide
Remember to protect yourself from identity theft and fraud!
Use this useful guide to help you find ways of preventing theft, as well as learning some of the impacts identity theft can cause.
Come to our drop-in service at the Wellingborough Library in the town centre and speak to our Benefits Advisor! We’re available on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1pm to 4pm. You can receive help and advice about debts or/and benefits issues you may have.