Cost of Living Support


Independent Benefits Calculator  

You could use independent benefits calculators to help find out what benefits you could get and how to claim them:

Benefits Calculator for Residents of Lincoln 

If you are unsure what benefits you can claim, complete the online calculator with your current information to find out what and how you can claim.


Applying for benefits

To apply for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support. Please view:

Apply for benefits – City of Lincoln Council


Discretionary Housing Payment

A Discretionary Housing Payment is a payment we can give to you to help you if you are struggling to pay your rent or council tax. Please view below to find out more information and how to apply:

Apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment – City of Lincoln Council


Pension Credit

If you are of pensioner age and not in receipt of Pension Credit use this online calculator to see if you are eligible, this could boost your income up to £3,300 a year.  Pension Credit claim line 0800 99 1234


This page was updated 24 February 2023.