East Lothian Council

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Apply for Universal Credit

If you wish to apply for Universal Credit, you must apply online to the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP):

Apply online to East Lothian Council for financial assistance

There are various forms of financial assistance available from East Lothian Council.  

If you are of pension age

If you are of pension age, you will not need to apply for Universal Credit.  

If you need help with your housing costs or council tax payments, you must apply to East Lothian Council for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction using a paper application form.

We want to make sure that we deal with your enquiry as quickly as possible, therefore it is important that you provide us with all the information we need to process your request and submit all evidence requested.

If all of the information requested is not provided, we may need to come back to you for more information, therefore this will delay your application.

East Lothian Council, PO Box 13251, Haddington, EH41 3HA

Telephone: 01875 824314

East Lothian Council, PO Box 13258, Haddington, EH41 3YA

Telephone: 01620 827528

East Lothian Council, PO Box 13264, Haddington, EH41 3YG

Telephone: 01620 827959

PO Box 13261, Haddington, EH41 3YG

Telephone: 01620 827730/827729

East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.