Welfare Rights Service

Help with benefits and tax credits

We provide free, independent and confidential advice and representation on benefits and tax credits for people living in Edinburgh.

Our services include

  • help to get you all the benefits you are entitled to
  • filling in forms
  • help to appeal if you do not agree with a benefit decision
  • representation at appeals
  • help with rent arrears
  • help deal with other problems with your benefits.

Call us and we will discuss your situation and work out the best options for you on

0131 200 2360.

If you are housebound, and we cannot help you over the telephone, we can organise a home visit or suggest an agency more suited to your locality and/or situation.

If your first language is not English or if you have difficulty with your hearing or speech let us know about this when you contact us so that we can give you the advice you need in a way that is suitable to your needs.

If you are affected by cancer you can contact our Macmillan Welfare Rights Team by contacting

0131 200 2360

Macmillan@edinburgh.gov.uk.

Download information about what benefits you may be entitled to below.

If you wish to use an independent online calculator to work out what benefits you may be entitled to then you can use entitledto or Turn2Us.

If you have a dispute with the DWP that you are not sure how best to resolve, an organisation called Advice Now has produced a set of helpful guides.  These can be found at Advice Now guides

Download a Universal Credit overview below for additional information.

Telephone Advice Line Opening Hours

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8.30am to 5pm

Tuesday 10am to 5pm

Friday 8.30am to 3.40pm                                                                                          

Opening times at Advice Shop

Monday,Wednesday and Thursday 8.30am to 4.30pm

Tuesday 10am to 4.30pm

Friday 8.30am to 3.40pm

Drop in times are first come first served so some days not everyone who comes can be seen.

Monday, Thursday and Friday 9am

Tuesday 1.30pm

Welfare Rights Service 

Our Welfare Rights Services are located at

Citizens Advice Bureaux - contact any CAB for an appointment

Leith Mount Surgery
2 Lindsay Street
Edinburgh
EH6 4EG
0131 561 1900

You must be a patient of the surgery Wednesday PM every fortnight.

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