Ask for help with benefits
You can contact the Benefits Service for advice about:
- Council Tax
- Free School Meals
- Your application and payments
To speak to someone face-to-face you can drop into Access Oldham.
The Contact Centre phones are open Monday to Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm and Saturday 9.00am - 1.00pm.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 0161 770 6633
- Fax: 0161 770 4945
If you are having problems with your benefit
The Welfare Rights Service provides free advice and support about:
- Tribunal preparation
- Benefit entitlement
Or phone 0161 770 6655 (9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday).
How it works
When you get in touch, the Contact Centre will offer basic advice on benefit issues and (where necessary) make a referral to a Welfare Rights Officer.
Where a referral is made a Welfare Rights Officer will aim to contact you within 4 working days.
The advice given by the service is completely independent, impartial and free.
The service recognises that individuals must make their own decisions and that the role of the service is to give people information to be able to exercise their rights.
We will actively promote the take-up of benefits so that the residents of Oldham are aware of their rights and do not miss out on their entitlements.