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Emergency Assistance - What is available?

Find out what help there is available in emergencies and urgent situations.

What is available?

If you are struggling to make ends meet or your benefits are not being paid, you may be able to get other help.

Here are some of the things you can look into to improve your situation.  Click on each section to read more.

Extra benefit payments – hardship payments, advance payments and budgeting loans

Local Welfare Assistance – emergency help from your Council

Free food – places to get food if you are struggling

Check your entitlement – other benefits that you could apply for

Advice and other help – where to find more help

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