Renfrewshire residents are invited to check they are getting all the benefits they are entitled to as part of Talk Money Week this November.
Talk Money Week is running from Monday 8 to Friday 12 November and is an opportunity for everyone to be more open about their finances. This year Renfrewshire Council’s Advice Works and Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau have teamed up to offer free benefit check appointments to ensure Renfrewshire residents are receiving all the benefits they are due.
Appointments will last up to 60 minutes and will take place by video, over the phone or face to face. The appointments will cover benefits for older people, like Pension Credit, income-based benefits like Universal Credit, Scottish benefits like the Scottish Child Payment and Best Start Grants, and local benefits like Council Tax Reduction and Free School Meals.
Lynne Kerr from Renfrewshire Council’s Advice Works team said: “Our advisers speak with people every day who think they’re not entitled to any extra financial help but have never checked.
“We often identify benefits that people didn’t know about, for example help with Council Tax, benefits for those with disabilities including children, and support for carers.
“We know working out what to claim can be confusing, but our trained advisors can make sure you and your family are getting everything you should be.”
Appointments can be booked online at https://advicerenfrewshire.youcanbook.me or by calling Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau on 0141 889 2121 or Advice Works on 0300 300 1238 and asking for a Talk Money Week appointment.