The Money Advisors at Rooftop can provide help and support with getting the right benefit entitlements.
If you are finding it hard to pay your rent or keep up with bills, you may qualify for additional benefits and support, depending on your circumstances.
Our Income Team and Money Advisors are here to help. Contact us before things get too tough. We are here to support and not to judge. Call 01386 420 800.
Working out what benefits that you are entitled to can be tricky, especially with recent welfare changes.
Rooftop Housing Group’s money advisors can provide help and support with getting the right benefit entitlements.
Our advisors can check current entitlement, do ‘what if’ scenarios, and offer support with challenging benefit decisions and appealing against them. We can also help you access support from organisations outside of Rooftop including charitable grants or make referrals for debt advice. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As you go through the information below, you will see the different Benefits that we can help with and can use our online calculator.
There are various websites offering advice on the Cost of Living Crisis or where you can apply for support too. Please scroll down for more information.
Cost of Living Support:
We can advise and support you with claims for Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payments, and Attendance Allowance. This also includes assistance with Mandatory Reconsideration’s and Appeals if applicable. If you would like more information on these benefits or on the appeal process, please contact us.
All claims for Council Tax reduction must be made online, through the website of your local authority. It is important that you do this if you have claimed Universal Credit as U.C. will not pay your Council Tax. You can also claim discounts for the only adult in the property and having students living away at university.
There are many charities and grants available depending on where you live, your personal circumstances, what your occupation is or was, and if you or your partners were once in any of the British Armed Forces. We can signpost or refer to any organisation that we think might be able to help you.
Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) provide financial support to help with rent or housing costs.
You can apply for a DHP if you currently get either:
- Housing Benefit
- the housing element of Universal Credit and need more financial support with housing costs.
What a DHP can cover
DHP funding in England and Wales can help people with housing costs, including those affected by:
- the benefit cap.
- removal of the spare room subsidy in the social rented sector
- Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates
You may get a DHP to cover housing costs for:
- a rent shortfall
- rent deposits.
- rent in advance if you need to move home.
Please contact the Money advice team for more information.
Many of us are struggling with the rising costs of fuel and food and the cost of living generally. Our Money Advisors are here to help and the Income Team want to support you. Please get in touch on 01386 420800.
There are various websites offering advice or where you can apply for support too.