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If you require any further information following our programme on benefits, you may find the following links useful.

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Getting help with your debt

Consumer Credit Counselling Service

The CCCS is a registered charity which aims to assist people who are in financial difficulty by providing free, independent, impartial and realistic advice.

The CCCS freephone helpline is open from 0800 BST to 2000 GMT Monday to Friday.

Tel: 0800 138 1111

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice provides free, confidential, and independent advice from over 3,200 locations.

Advice is available face-to-face, by telephone, and sometimes by e-mail. Most bureaux offer home visits.

National Debtline

National Debtline is a national telephone helpline for people with debt problems in England, Scotland and Wales. The service is free, confidential and independent.

Helpline: 0808 808 4000

Negative equity

Pension credit

DWP: Pension Credit Application Line 0800 99 1234.

DWP: Pensions Direct 0845 301 3011

DWP: State Pension Forecast 0845 300 0168

The Pensions Advisory Service - helpline 0845 601 2923

Age Concern - information line: 0800 00 99 66

Help the Aged - Seniorline: 0808 800 6565

Housing benefit/Council tax benefit

Jobseeker's allowance

Job Centre Plus: Benefit claims 0800 055 6688

Job Centre Plus - Job Seeker Direct 0845 6060 234

Income support

Money Box



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