Getting help to claim benefits

You can check the benefits webpage to find out about the benefits available to you and how to claim them.

If you’re caring for someone, check whether you’re entitled to claim Carers’ Allowance.

You can also call the Carers Trust helpline (0808 808 7777) to see if you can claim other benefits. The line's open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm. They also have a downloadable factsheet on their website.

Support from Welfare Rights

If you want to talk to someone about claiming benefits or you’ve got any questions about a claim, the Welfare Rights Service can give you free, confidential and impartial advice to make sure you receive what you’re entitled to.

For general advice, you can call the service’s advice line on (01226) 775577.

Support from Citizens Advice Bureau

The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) offers free advice on a number of subjects, including benefits. Check the national CAB website and the Barnsley CAB website or call 03444 111 444 to speak to one of their advisers in person.

Other support agencies