Benefits and Council Tax
Support applying for benefits
You can apply for most of the benefits mentioned in this section online. If you can't use a computer at all, or have reading or learning difficulties, call us on 0191 433 4646.
The government has announced a package of additional support for some people on benefits and for those in receipt of Council Tax Support and more information about this will be available soon.
The Department of Work and Pensions have published some advice about coronavirus and claiming benefits. You can view this on the Universal Credit website.