Benefits and Grants

The council has a very limited fund to provide help to Knowsley residents with food and/or fuel in an emergency situation that is unforeseen, or which could not have been avoided, or where there is a potential risk to the health and safety of you or your family.

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

As part of the Household Support Fund (April to September 2022), Knowsley Council has been allocated £621,000 to help support pensioners in the borough.

Information about the one-off £150 energy rebate which was announced by Government in February 2022.

From April 2013, for those renting in the Social Rented Sector (Housing Associations), the amount of housing benefit that can be paid to you will be limited depending on the size of your family and the number of bedrooms you are considered to need.

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

In March 2021, Knowsley Council announced the launched of its £2.5m Knowsley Better Together Hardship Fund, aiming to support residents who need it the most by ensuring they get the right support at the right time.

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).

Find out more about this new Government support fund to help vulnerable households this winter. The fund will support households in the most need with food, energy and water costs and is available until 30 September 2022.

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

Everything you need to know about Universal Credit.

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

Find out what funding is available for your project.

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