Below are guides with organisations that can help you with various different benefits, tasks and issues in Dumfries and Galloway.
Watch this short film for a summary of the changes to benefits and what this means for people living in our region:
The Welfare Reform changes particularly affect people of working age. This normally means someone up to state pension age. State pension ages are changing. If you were 61 before 6 October 2012 your benefits may not be affected, but where you have a younger partner there may be a change from October 2013.
Some details of this programme of Welfare Reform are still not certain. Make sure you revisit these pages regularly to check. We will keep this website up to date with the best advice possible about these changes. View the official facebook page for Dumfries and Galloway Council or find @dgcouncil on Twitter so we can provide you with updates as we are made aware of them by the Government.
Find out further information
Gov.uk is the place to find government services and information. It show information on all the main benefits available including tax credits, eligibility and appeals. It also includes information on topics such as working, jobs and pensions.
Contact your local JobCentre Plus for help with finding a job, checking an existing claim or making a new claim.
How to contact Dumfries and Galloway Council