If you would like to check whether you are receiving all of the benefits you should be and maximising your income you can complete a calculation by clicking on this link.
If you would like to check whether your outgoings are more than your income you can complete our budgeting tool by clicking on this link.
Note: If you let us know you have completed this form we can collect your results from our system to help us assess your application form.
Durham County Council has released some important advice on the upcoming roll out of Universal Credit across County Durham (October 2017).
Did you know there is a national Illegal Money Lending team that investigates and prosecutes loan sharks in this country? You can report any suspicious activity and obtain advice by visiting their website by clicking on their logo below.