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Welfare Support - What support do you need

We will only consider a claim for household items in genuine crisis. We do not replace through general wear and tear or damage and we do not provide white goods.

We can offer basic furniture items that are deemed essential requirements only for those who have been rehoused through homelessness or in an emergency as a result of a fire or flood and have no means to purchase/replace items will be considered. Please note all items supplied can be new or used but will be safe and without any risk.

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Welfare Rights – Support, advice and guidance

Welfare Rights Service is a seperate service to our Welfare Support.

We offer free, confidential, specialist advice on welfare rights for people who live in Wigan and Leigh.

The focus of our work is on income maximisation by identifying potential benefit entitlement both from the local authority and wider DWP benefits. We focus on empowering people to know and claim their benefit rights.

We can help you work out what benefits you are entitled to, assist with claim forms, and support you with appeals if you disagree with a decision.

If you need support with debt, we can refer you to Citizens Advise for support.

Welfare Rights provide

  • Benefit entitlement advice
  • Assistance completing Wigan Council and Department of Working Pensions (DWP) benefit and discount forms (except for new Universal Credit applications)
  • Benefit refusal advice and assistance
  • Guidance on how to appeal benefit decisions
  • Advice on money management – prioritising and budgeting
  • Maximising your income via a benefit check to ensure you are claiming all that you are entitled to from the Council and DWP

We will complete a referral to Citizens Advice on your behalf.

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