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Benefits calculators

If you are not sure if you qualify for any benefits you can use an independent benefits calculator to check.

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction

If you are on a low income you may be able to apply for Housing Benefit to help with rent costs and/ or Council Tax Reduction to help with council tax costs.

Food banks

Locations, opening times and information on how to access food banks in Swansea. There is also information for people who wish to make a donation to a food bank.

Debt advice

Free support and advice on managing debt for people who have money worries or debt concerns.

Find advice and support on benefits

Billions of pounds of means-tested benefits go unclaimed every year. Understanding what you are entitled to and making a claim can seem complicated, but there are organisations that can help you.

The Discretionary Assistance Fund

The Discretionary Assistance Fund offers payments or in-kind support to people in Wales needing urgent help.

Discretionary Housing Payments

Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) are additional payments to help with rent or housing costs. They are only available for people who receive either Housing Benefit or a housing element of Universal Credit.

Other benefits

Find out about statutory welfare benefits for people in different situations.

School uniform grant - school year September 2021 to June 2022

Funded by the Welsh Government to assist families on low incomes.

Free school meals

If you are claiming certain benefits you could save money by claiming free school meals for your child.

Housing grants, loans and energy efficiency

There may be financial help available if you are looking to adapt, repair or improve your home, including making it more energy efficient.