Information on Benefits and Low Income
This Chapter focuses upon: Benefits
The information in this chapter was last check on: 22nd March 2022
If you notice any mistakes or know of any organisations/information that may be relevant to the chapter please do get in contact via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Merton CIL - Rising Cost of Living Factsheet
You can download the Rising Cost of Living Factsheet - Here
Merton CIL Benefits and Money Factsheets
The Covid-19 crisis has meant the government has had to change the way people applying for PIP or being reassessed having been on DLA. This factsheet gives you details about these changes.
You can download the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Factsheet - here
You can download the Money & Benefits Factsheet - here
There are many benefits and concessions available to disabled people. For more information on benefits please visit one of the websites below:
As details, eligibility and applying may be complex - we are able to offer appointments focused on benefits.
We are also able to offer appointments on applying for grants and provide foodbank vouchers.
To book an appointment contact Merton CIL
Telephone: 0203 397 3119
Wimbledon Guild - Warm and Well Project
Telephone: 020 8946 0735
Energy saving telephone advice and grants for fuel costs, food and bedding.
Merton Community Hub
Telephone: 0208 066 4086
Part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust - Merton CIL are able to send foodbank voucher. If you are in need you can contact us or the foodbank on 020 8544 0126
Dons Local Action Group
A local network delivering weekly food packages. If you are in need of a food delivery please contact us and we will make a referral on your behalf.
Local Welfare Support Scheme
Merton have a limited fund to support the most vulnerable Merton residents with short term severe financial difficulties. These grants are usually emergency payments to pay for food, heating, hot water and/or essential household items. Find out more here - https://bit.ly/2XgNXUl
Merton CIL can provide support to apply
Merton Community Fridge
Morden Baptist Church, Crown Lane, Morden SM4 5BL
Support for people impacted by COVID-19 who may need help with getting fresh healthy food.
Rightsnet – Social welfare law updates - https://www.rightsnet.org.uk/covid19
Money Saving Expert’s Coronavirus Financial Help & Rights - https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/03/uk-coronavirus-help-and-your-rights
Department for Work and Pensions – updates and information https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-work-pensions