Welfare Rights Service

If you live in Barnsley, we can offer you free, confidential and impartial advice to make sure that you receive your full entitlement from the social security system.

We have many years experience in all aspects of social security law and are committed to providing a quality service when you need it most.

To find out what benefits you can get

Visit Gov.uk website and use their free, independent calculator to find out:

  • what benefits you could get
  • how to claim
  • how your benefits will be affected if you start work

Visit Gov.uk benefits webpage for detailed information about benefits.

Our advice line

If you need to speak with an adviser, our advice line is open from 10am to 5pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays; 10.30am to 5pm Wednesdays; and 10am to 4.30pm Fridays.  

We'll need to ask you detailed information about your situation and, depending upon your enquiry, may need to arrange to call you back.

Our postal address is Welfare Rights, PO Box 634, Barnsley S70 9GG.

We also offer advice appointments at locations across Barnsley for those with complex issues that we're unable to resolve by phone.

Affected by cancer?

If you're affected by cancer and need advice about benefits that you may be entitled to, we have a small team of specialist Macmillan Benefit Advisers working in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support. 

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