Welfare Rights, Money and Debt Advice, Budgeting, Tribunal Appeals


At Williamsburgh HA we are able to offer a Welfare Rights and Debt Advice Service to our residents, covering all aspects of benefit entitlement, money advice, budgeting advice, challenging benefit decisions and assisting with potential evictions.

This free service is offered in conjunction with our FLAIR partners. We provide an advice and information giving service, including:

  • Benefit checks and assistance with claiming, to ensure you are receiving the benefits you are entitled to. These benefits may include Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Employment and Support Allowance, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction, Income Support, Jobseekers Allowance, Universal Credit, Pension Credit, Tax Credits, Community Care Grants, Crisis Grants, Hardship Payments amongst others  

  • Assistance if you feel a decision is wrong, your benefit has been suspended or stopped altogether, overpayments or potential overpayments, benefit sanctions, changes in your circumstances, form filling, rent arrears, financial hardship DHP’s and assistance to apply for grants  

  • General advice on any aspect of the Government’s Welfare Reform changes, and how any of these changes may impact on you


Issi McLaren

Welfare Rights Officer

If you’d like to arrange an appointment to discuss any of the above issues, please contact Williamsburgh Housing Association on the number listed below or submit a contact form where Issi will be happy to help.

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