Help for people on low incomes

If you are on a low income you could be eligible to claim means tested benefits like Universal Credit or Pension Credit which are designed to top up your weekly income.


Many older people in Edinburgh are eligible for Pension Credit but don’t claim it –  could this be you?
The following organisations can help you find out more about benefits available, what you are eligible for and support you to apply for them.


CHAI Edinburgh
Get a benefit check and/or support to make benefits applications.
Call 0131 442 1009 to book an appointment


Citizen’s Advice Bureau  
Get advice over the phone or from advisors at your local CAB office.
Call 0808 800 9060 for advice over the phone
Call 0131 510 5510 to book an appointment at your local CAB office/find out about drop in sessions


Use a benefits calculator to check what benefits you are eligible for.
Or call 0808 802 2000 (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri)


Did you know people eligible for Universal Credit or Pension Credit can receive our Meals on Wheels service for free? Click here to find out more.