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Useful benefit links and phone numbers

Attendance Allowance

Blackpool - 0845 712 3456

Benefit Advice Line

Benefit Advice Line - 0800 882200

Benefit claims

Benefit claim line (new claims) - Derby - 0800 055 6688

GOV.UK - benefits advisor - Get an estimate of what benefits and tax credits you could get, and find out about claiming specific benefits.

Bereavement Benefits

Dover - 0845 608 8601

Budgeting Loans

Milton Keynes -  0845 608 8580

Carer's Allowance

Preston -  01253 856123

Community Care Grant

Milton Keynes -  0845 608 8580

Crisis Loans

Milton Keynes -  0845 608 8580

Child Benefit

Newcastle - 0845 3021444

HM Revenue & Customs - Child Benefit

Citizens Advice Bureau

Medway - 08701 264095

Medway Council - Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureau

Department of Work and Pensions

Chatham - 01634 810200

Gravesend - 01474 592600

Department of Work and Pensions

Disability Living Allowance

Blackpool - 0845 712 3456

Funerals

Health Information Line

0800 665544 - NHS Direct

HM Revenue & Customs

0845 3021431 - HM Revenue & Customs

Incapacity Benefit

Canterbury - 0845 608 8501

Income Support

Canterbury - 0845 608 8501

Report a change to HM Revenue & Customs

Industrial injuries

Broadstairs - 01843 873000

Jobseeker's Allowance (change of circumstances)

Canterbury - 0845 608 8501

GOV.UK - Jobseeker's Allowance

Medway Council

Chatham - 01634 306000

Medway Council's homepage

Pension Credit

Motherwell - 0845 6060265 or 0800 991234

Pension Service

Motherwell - 0845 606 0265

GOV.UK - Pension Service

Post Office Helpline

0845 722 3344 - Post Office

Reviews

Reviews - Milton Keynes -  0845 608 8580

Social Fund

Canterbury - 0845 608 8501

Sure Start

London - 0870 000 2288 

Service Personnel and Veterans Agency

Address: Tomlinson House, Norcross, Thornton-Cleveleys, FY5 3WP

Phone: 0800 169 22 77; (from overseas) +44 1253 866043

Email:  Veterans.help@spva.gsi.gov.uk

Opening times: Monday - Thursday: 8:15am – 5:15pm and Friday: 8:15am – 4:30pm

Tax Credit Helpline

0845 3003900 - HM Revenue & Customs tax credit

Winter Fuel Helpline

GOV.UK - winter fuel helpline -  0845 915 1515

For more information contact us by telephone: 01634 306000 or by email: info@medway.gov.uk

Write to: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR