Stockport Local Assistance Scheme

2. Issues with benefits

Benefit payments

If you have made a claim for benefits and not been paid yet , please contact the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) on 0845 608 8526. They will consider you for a Short Term Benefit Advance. Our scheme does not cover this.

Benefit sanctions

If your benefits been stopped because of a sanction you may be eligible for a hardship payment. Please contact your local Jobcentre Plus to discuss this as our scheme does not cover this.