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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 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 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
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
Job Centre Plus: Benefit claims 0800 055 6688
Job Centre Plus - Job Seeker Direct 0845 6060 234