Benefits and Welfare Rights
Don't go without. Find out what benefits you could be entitled to.
Our specially trained Benefits and Welfare Rights Advisers provide presonalised, independent, confidential and FREE advice. Visit a North Ayrshire Citizens Advice Bureau and we will help you receive what you are entitled to.
Benefit Entitlement Checks
Are you getting what you're entitled to?
An estimated £16.5 billion of means tested benefits and tax credits go unclaimed in the UK each year.
Our specially trained Benefits and Welfare Rights Advisers can help you claim any benefits that you may be entitled to.
How to claim benefit and help with claim forms.
The government has a range of benefits to provide opportunities and support. These are handled by various departments and agencies. If you are entitled to any of these benefits, you will need to claim them from the right place.
In this section we have provided benefit claim forms that you can download and complete.
Appealing against a benefits decision
If you think the decision is wrong...
If you think a decision about your benefits is wrong, you can ask the office that made the decision to explain it. You can also ask to get the decision reconsidered and, if you're still unhappy, you can appeal against the decision to an independent tribunal.
What happens if you are suspected of benefit fraud
Committing benefit fraud can lead you to being fined or facing a prison sentence. In all cases you will have to pay back the money you were not entitled to. Find out more about benefit fraud investigation and where to get advice from if you are being investigated for benefit fraud.