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Help with benefits

Dedicated Covid-19 Helpline for Powys residents and businesses.
Telephone number 01597 826345  Open 9am - 1pm
Find out about Grants and Reliefs, Benefits and Awards, Managing your Money and Debt Advice, and other help and support.

Financial support is being provided to business affected by the firebreak action.
We are waiting final guidance from Welsh Government as to the details of the schemes that will be put in place.  Where possible payments will be made automatically.  Powys businesses are asked not to contact the county council at this stage but to give us time to work up the arrangements. Information will be publicised as soon as it is available.


Image of pound signWe are committed to helping you ensure you can maximise your income, reduce your costs and deal with debts, bills and borrowing. We work with partners across Powys who provide specialist help to do this but we also have our own team of officers who can visit and / or assist you by phone.


Apply for benefits or if you need to speak to someone about an existing claim,


Want help with:

Money matters * All things digital and being online * Benefits and awards advice * Claims for housing benefit * Council tax reduction * Free school meals * Discretionary housing payments

All discussions confidential

Unfortunately we no longer run the drop-in sessions, but you can come and speak to us at one of our appointment sessions:

  • Neuadd Maldwyn
  • The Gwalia
  • Neuadd Brycheiniog
  • Knighton Library
  • Rhayader Library
  • Newtown Jobcentre Plus
  • Ystradgynlais
  • Welshpool Jobcentre Plus

Please call 01597 827462 to make an appointment.

Benefits Support

Our Benefits support service can provide advice, guidance and assistance with the full range of welfare benefits.

Benefits Calculators

Use the benefits calculator from to check what benefits you might be able to claim.

Managing Money

We offer advice and support either by phone or personal appointment at your local Council Office or in your community

Other help in your area

There are many local forms of help available to you to help with certain needs.

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