Overcoming money worries
Find the answers to some frequently asked questions about financial support, and make sure you get all the help that you're entitled to.
Help with money worries
Everyone suffers from money worries sometimes. And everyone's situation is different. You might have questions about debt, affordable credit, budgeting, or benefits and you might not know where to look. We have the answers to some frequently asked questions, which will hopefully help.
Affordable credit is credit offered by responsible lenders. It is usually cheaper than credit from other sources. And you can often borrow smaller amounts. Take a look at our page on community lenders to find out more about affordable ways to borrow.
If debt is affecting your day-to-day wellbeing or stopping you from buying the essential things you need, these are signs that it may be a problem. If you can't afford to repay your debt, seek help from a debt advice agency to discuss how they can support you to tackle your debt. Take a look at our page on debt to find out more.
There are a range of debt advice agencies that offer free advice and they can help support you with the different options for dealing with your debt. Take a look at our page on debt to find out more.
Lots of people struggle with debt and there are a lot of options for how to deal with it. It is worth speaking to a debt advice agency to get free advice and support on what is the best solution for you.
There are a range of benefits available. Some are one-off payments and some are ongoing. Visit our benefits page for more information.
You can use these benefit calculators to help work out which benefits you might be eligible for:
Turn2us: A calculator that can tell you what benefits, council tax reductions, and tax credits you might be entitled to. It can also give you an idea of how much you are entitled to, and how your income may affect payments.
Policy in Practice: A calculator that can tell you what benefits, council tax reductions, and tax credits you might be eligible for. It can also give you an idea of how much you are entitled to, and how your income may affect payments.
Entitledto: A calculator that helps you understand which benefits you’re entitled to.
To find out how much interest you'll have to pay back on your credit union loan, visit the Association of British Credit Unions Limited website and try out their free loan calculator.