Benefits and Financial Support

Useful resources

NHS Borders Money Worries App

The Money Worries App is free and contains a directory of support available both nationally and locally. The app covers a wide range of issues such as debt, energy saving, housing and health. Search for NHS Borders Money Worries App on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store or download it directly at:

Benefit calculators

You can start a new Housing Benefit/Council Tax Reduction calculation or claim online. This form will first calculate your entitlement to help with your rent and Council Tax. You can then continue to submit an online application if you’d like.

You can also use any of the below calculators to see which benefits you may be entitled to:

  • entitledto - calculations include all benefits and can also detail how your income would be affected if you start or finish work
  • Better of Calculator - calculations include all benefits and can also detail how your income would be affected if you start or finish work
  • turn2us - calculations include income related benefits
  • moneymap - Citizens Advice Scotland will help you find sources of online support to increase your income, reduce your bills or ease the cost of daily living

Citizens Advice Bureau

For further general benefits advice contact your Local Citizens Advice Bureau