What does it do?
The Welfare Rights service can help with questions and problems on a wide range of social security benefits and tax credits.
We can help you by:
- giving you information on what benefits you might be entitled to and how to claim them
- checking that you are getting the right amount of benefit
- advising you on what will happen if your circumstances change
- giving you advice on how to appeal against a decision on your claim
Who it is for?If you are currently receiving a social care service we can also take your case on and represent you, for example at an appeal tribunal.
Where it is available?Local service covering: Chester-le-Street, Derwentside, Easington, Sedgefield, Teesdale, Wear Valley (Durham).
How to access or apply for it:
For further information contact the Welfare Rights team on:
Adults, Wellbeing and Health
Durham County Council
The Rivergreen Centre
Telephone 03000 268 968
Financial advice (benefits), Information / Signposting / Gateway service
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