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


Support for Mortgage Interest

If you are a homeowner, Citizen’s Advice can help you to claim Support for Mortgage Interest from the government (if you are eligible). Find more information on the Citizen's Advice website.

The DWP can also help homeowners on certain benefits pay interest on loans or mortgages please visit GOV.UK's support page.

For further advice if you’re worried about mortgage cost rises can be found on the Moneyhelper website.


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 26 September 2023