Money, Debt and Benefits

Citizen’s Advice – Healthier and Wealthier

Healthier & Wealthier is a free service for people registered as patients with GP practices anywhere in County Durham.

We give in-depth advice by telephone for problems with benefits, work, debt, caring, family problems, disability, staying warm and healthy, housing, rights and responsibilities, legal matters and more… and once we’ve solved your problem we can also find other help for you, and perhaps put you in touch with other helpful organisations.

Welfare Rights

If you need advice on a benefit issue, Welfare Rights can:

  • Give you information on what benefits you might be entitled to and how to claim them.
  • Check that you are getting the right amount of benefit.
  • Advise you on what will happen if your circumstances change.
  • Give advice on how to ask for a reconsideration of a decision, or appeal against it.

If you’ve recently had a benefit claim turned down and are appealing against this, they may be able to act on your behalf.


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Money Advice Service

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Last modified: September 30, 2020