Welfare benefits advice

Benefits support people on low incomes and those with specific needs. This can range from benefits for people who need regular care because of disabilities to unemployment benefits.

Benefit calculators: what benefits can you get

Depending on your situation, you can use the Turn2us,  Entitledto and Policy in Practice benefit calculators to check which benefits you can get. 

You’ll need information about savings, income, pension, childcare payments and any existing benefits (for you and your partner).

For information on how to use calculators visit the Citzens Advice website.

Contact the Welfare Benefits Team for advice

Are you receiving the correct Benefits? Do you need help to claim Benefits?

We are committed to assisting Redbridge residents to claim the benefits and credits which they may be entitled to.

  • We work with the community to raise awareness of benefits, and how to claim them
  • We advise clients about the benefits they may be entitled to
  • We run weekly surgeries at the Customer Service Centre and ad-hoc surgeries at health facilities around the borough, all surgeries are by appointment only
  • We can provide advice on how to prepare for Social Security Appeal Tribunals
  • We work in partnership with other council services and the voluntary sector to promote social inclusion in Redbridge   

How to contact the Welfare Benefits Team

Email: welfare.benefits@redbridge.gov.uk

Write to us: 

Welfare Benefits Team
London Borough of Redbridge
Lynton House
255-259 High Road
Ilford, IG1 1NN 

Telephone:   020 8708 4180 Monday to Thursday 9am to 12:30pm only

You can also access information on benefits from the Redbridge Council website