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Mind Your Money! Welfare Rights links

This page lists all the links from the latest Mind Your Money! Welfare Bulletin, which can be downloaded here. If you find any errors, please let us know.

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support

Find out if you are entitled to Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support and make an online claim:

Notifying the Council of any changes to your circumstances if you receive Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support:

Additional information:

Social Sector Size Criteria (also known as the 'Bedroom Tax'):

Temporary Absence from Home:

Benefits while you are in Hospital:


Help with Employment Support Allowance:

Disability Benefits

Information about Personal Independence Payment (PIP):

Advice about a claim already made:

The questions that are asked at a PIP assessment:

New claims for PIP
To make a claim, phone DWP on the PIP new claims phone line.
Telephone: 0800 917 2222
Textphone: 0800 023 4888
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

New Benefit Changes

Information about Universal Credit:

More information about the Benefit Cap:

Calculate your full benefit entitlement:

Calculate how the Benefit Cap will affect your household:

Further information on the reduced Benefit Cap:

Details on who may be exempt from the Benefit Cap:

Information and Advice for Benefits

Turn2Us online benefit calculator:

Concessionary Travel Entitlements

Application form and guidance notes for all Harrow Council concessionary travel entitlements:

Apply for a parking space outside your home:

Harrow Hardship Fund – Harrow Council

Details of Harrow's Hardship Fund:

Harrow Food Bank:

Find out if you meet the criteria for Discretionary Housing Payments and make an application:

Debt or Other Financial Issues

Help if you are struggling with money, including making Council Tax payments:

Hardship payments for if your benefits have been sanctioned:

Sources of Advice or Information

General Welfare Rights Advice

Harrow Council
Appointments for any of the previous Council services
Tel: 020 8863 5611
Book an appointment online:
Further info:

Harrow CAB
Including debt advice
Tel: 020 8427 9477
[email protected]

Paiwand Afghan Association
Tel: 020 8905 8770
[email protected]

Brent Irish Advisory Services
Accessible to Harrow residents
Tel: 020 8459 6655
[email protected]

Harrow Law Centre
T: 020 8863 4355
[email protected]

Advocacy Services

NHS Complaints - Harrow Association of Disabled People (HAD)
Tel: 020 8861 8876
[email protected]

Independent Care Act Advocacy, including mental health – please contact to check eligibility
Harrow Mencap
Tel: 020 8423 7382
[email protected]

Housing Related

Harrow Council - Housing Advice 
Tel: 020 8424 1093 
[email protected]

Tel: 0808 800 4444 
[email protected]

Concessionary Travel Entitlements

Parking spaces:

Concessionary travel:

Mental Health Support

Mind in Harrow – Mental Health Information Helpline and Online Directory
If you or someone you care for have mental health issues you can contact Mind in Harrow who provide one-to-one support and signposting. There is additional information on our online directory:
Tel: 020 8426 0929
[email protected]

Support & Wellbeing Information

SWiSH - Support & Wellbeing Information Service Harrow
Information or advice about local services, including where to: keep fit and well, manage finances, join social groups, look for work, start a course, access help with housing or welfare benefits or apply for a personal budget.
Tel: 020 8426 0929
[email protected]