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Cost of living: find out about the cost of living support you could be eligible for.

Essex stands with Ukraine: read the latest updates on what you can do to help, and information for sponsors and guests on the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

Money, debt and benefits


Visit GOV.UK for information on benefits, including how to apply.

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction is provided by your district, borough or city council. Contact your local council.

Check your entitlement

Benefits calculators can help you find what benefits you can get and how to claim.

Check your entitlement with the free, independent and anonymous benefits calculators on GOV.UK.

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