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Income maximisation

Income Maximisation Panel

If you need support to maximise your income, the following services and organisations might be able to assist you.

Remember - if you are struggling, you are not alone and there is no shame in asking for help. Everyone needs a little bit of extra support at some point in their lives. 


If you're struggling financially, make sure you're claiming all the benefits you're entitled to. Citizens Advice has a useful benefits calculator so you can check what you're entitled to. It's free to use, and the details you provide are anonymous.  

You can also use the government's online tool to find out what support you might be able to get to help with your living costs.

All benefits are usually paid straight into your bank, building society or credit union account.

Budgeting and saving money 

Citizens Advice has an online budgeting tool to help you understand what you're spending money on and where you might be able to cut costs.  You might also wish to read the check if you can increase your income guide.

Money Helper has guidance on how to get started with saving.  



You might be able to save money by switching to a new provider for your broadband, mobile phone, home phone or TV bundle. If you're signing up to a contract that lasts 12 months or more, please make sure you can afford the payments. 


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Carers and disabilities 

As a carer in Plymouth, you may be eligible for exclusive discounts and benefits. It's our way of saying thank you for the amazing work you do.


Money Helper

Open to everyone, MoneyHelper is helping people to clear their debts, reduce spending, and make the most of their income. To help loved ones, plan ahead for major purchases, find out about entitlements, build up savings and pensions, and know their options. The free, impartial help is backed by the government.



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Further help and support

Find out what benefits and financial support you may be able to get

Use the government's online tool to find out what support you might be able to get to help with your living costs. You can get benefits and other financial support if you're eligible.

Check what benefits and financial support you can get

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How to submit an organisation or community group to this website

If you are an organisation or community group and can help support people living in Plymouth, please complete our online form and we will add you to this directory.

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