Cost of living support
Find out what support is available to help with the cost of living. This includes income and disability benefits, bills and allowances, childcare, housing and travel.
Check benefits and financial support you can get
Answer a few questions to find out what support you might be able to get to help with living costs if you live in the UK. Check benefits and financial support you can get.
You may get calls, emails or messages that are pretending to be from a government service or an energy bill support scheme. If you get a message asking for your personal details (for example, bank details or passwords) this could be a scam. Report anything you think is suspicious.
Support available in England
This guide covers cost of living support available in England.
Find out about cost of living support in Scotland, support in Wales and support in Northern Ireland.
Support with income
Find out what support is available to help increase your income. This includes the Cost of Living Payment, Universal Credit and Carer’s Allowance.
Support with bills and costs
Find out what support is available to help with bills and costs. This includes support with utility bills, support from your local council and Council Tax Reduction.
If you’re 60 or over
Find out what support is available if you’re 60 or over. This includes Pension Credit, discounted travel and how to check your State Pension.
If you’re disabled or have a health condition
Find out what support is available if you’re disabled or have a health condition. This includes disability benefits, the Disability Cost of Living Payment and support with prescriptions and health costs.
Childcare and maternity costs
Find out what support is available with childcare and maternity costs. This includes free childcare hours and free school meals.
Find advice for managing money, including budgeting advice and debt support.
If you’re finding things difficult
Find support if money worries are impacting your mental health or you’re affected by domestic abuse.