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Helpful advice and information about benefit entitlement.

If you want to find out what benefits you may be entitled to or get help applying or appealing a decision, the Information and Advice Hub will provide free and impartial advice and assistance.

Scottish Welfare Fund

Information on the Scottish Welfare Fund.

Universal Credit

Information on Universal Credit in South Ayrshire.

Housing benefit and Council Tax reduction

Housing Benefit/Council Tax reduction are means tested to help people on low income to pay their rent/Council Tax.

Discretionary housing payments

Discretionary Housing Payments are intended to provide short-term financial assistance to help with housing costs for those who receive Housing Benefit or Universal Credit.

Local housing allowance

Local Housing Allowance is used to work out housing benefit and costs for private tenants.

Contact Benefit Services

Contact details for our Benefits Service.

Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding

The Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding (EBSS AF) is providing support of £400 for energy bills for households in England, Scotland, and Wales without a direct relationship to a domestic electricity supplier.