Welfare Rights

Information and advice is available on all aspects of Welfare Benefits.

Contact Details 

If you wish to arrange either an individual appointment for advice on a private issue, or a talk for your community group contact the appropriate Welfare Rights Officer for your area, call 01546 605517, complete our online Welfare Rights Enquiry Form or write to them as noted below.

Welfare Rights Officer - Kintyre and Islay
Burnet Building, Campbeltown PA28 6BJ                                                   

Welfare Rights Officer - Helensburgh/Lomond
The Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre, 38 East Clyde Street, Helensburgh, G84 7PG

Welfare Rights Officer - Lorn and the Isles
Municipal Buildings, Albany Street, Oban PA34 4AW     

Welfare Rights Officer - Mid-Argyll, Tarbert and Inveraray
1A Manse Brae, Lochgilphead PA31 8RD                            

Welfare Rights Officer – Cowal
Dolphin Hall, Dunoon PA23 7DQ

Senior Welfare Rights Officer - Bute
Dolphin Hall, Dunoon PA23 7DQ

Council Related Benefit Information

  • Council Tax Benefit - A means-tested benefit for people who are responsible for paying Council Tax. Contact 01546 605512 
  • Housing Benefit and Local Housing Allowance - Means-tested benefit for people who rent from a housing association or registered social landlord and are responsible for paying rent. Contact 01546 605512

We can also provide information on money advice and financial hardship.

We also has a benefit calculator to let you see if you might qualify for Housing Benefit.

For other non council related benefits visit the gov.uk website. 

Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens advice bureau logoThe Argyll and Bute Citizens Advice Bureau provides free, impartial and confidential advice on:

  • Your money - Debt, Employment, Benefits, Tax
  • Your family - Family, Health, Housing, Education
  • Your daily life - Communications, Consumer Affairs, Travel
  • Your rights - Civil Rights, Immigration, Legal Rights and Responsibilties

E-mail: info@abcab.org.uk

Website: www.abcab.org.uk