Benefits and Grants

If you are on a low income and have experienced an unexpected event which has left you with no food or fuel to heat your home, you may qualify for a minimum of 3 days support under the Council’s Emergency Support Scheme.

If you are registered disabled, or care for somebody who is, you may be entitled to some benefits and grants to help you. Benefits & grants for disabled people

Depending on your circumstances, you can get help to cover the cost of a deposit on a rented property with the Knowsley bond scheme. Help paying rent or mortgage

If you are renting privately and think you may be entitled to help with the cost of your rent, you can apply for Local Housing Allowance (LHA).

If you suspect somebody is committing benefit fraud against Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council, you can ring our fraud hotline on 0800 0730 532. Report a benefit fraud

From Monday, 21 July 2014 Knowsley residents may be eligible to claim the Government’s new benefit Universal Credit.

The Benefits Service has an online claim form that uses an electronic signature.