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Benefits, Concessions and Discounts

If you are state pension age, physically or mentally disabled, and need someone to help look after you, you may be entitled to Attendance Allowance. You do not have to have someone caring for you to claim.

If you are under state pension age and have a disability or long term health condition which means you have difficulties with daily living or getting around, you may be entitled to Personal Independence Payment.

You may also be able to claim a discount on your council tax or apply for a grant or other benefits.

There are online benefits calculators to help you work out which benefits you can claim.

DWP provide explanatory videos about benefits in British Sign Language (BSL).

If you are in receipt of a care service from the Council and have any questions regarding benefit entitlement please call Social Care Direct on 0345 8 503 503

Follow these links below for further information.

The following local and national services provide information and advice about benefits:

  • Money Helper is a free impartial service set up by Government to provide advice about money including information on benefits.
  • Wakefield Citizens Advice Bureau provides free impartial and independent advice about benefits, either face-to-face, telephone, email or online.
  • AgeUK provides online information, and an advice line.
  • Turn2us is an organisation that helps people access money available to them through welfare benefits, grants and other help.
  • DIAL Wakefield advises and provides information on a number of aspects of welfare rights and benefits for disabled people. They can also advise on the benefits mandatory reconsideration and appeals dispute process.

BetterCare Wakefield helps to guide you through a financial assessment for care, and calculate what you will have to pay towards your care costs. 

To use the benefits calculator on their website, you can either create an account or continue as a guest.

Click here for the calculator.

WaterSure is a scheme which helps people with their water bills. 

To apply for the scheme, you must be on benefits and need to use a lot of water either for medical reasons or because your household has a certain number of school-age children. You may also be on a water meter or waiting for one to be installed.

For more information and guidance on how to apply at Yorkshire Water - Help paying your bill

Last updated: 5/17/2023