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Leeds City Council disregards all payments made under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (2005) and the War Pension Scheme as income, when assessing eligibility for Council Tax Support. 

Find out more about council tax exemptions from Leeds City Council

View a list of organisations provide benefits advice and support on benefits and housing in Leeds

There are also a range of financial support services which can help you find out what benefits you are eligible for and with the application process. 

Forces Pension Society

The Forces Pension Society is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that acts as a pension watchdog for the entire military community. As part of this Forces Pension Society offers a pension enquiry service which empowers members to make better informed decisions about their pensions. 

Find out more about the Forces Pension Society


Turn2Us is a national charity providing practical help to people who are struggling financially.  There is a section specifically for service and veteran Armed Forces which includes a benefits calculator and grant finder. 

Find out more about Turn2Us Armed Forces support

Op Sterling is a telephone based support and advice service for older LGBT+ veterans, delivered in partnership by Fighting with Price and Age UK. Their focus is on helping older LGBT+ veterans access financial support, from working out what support they may be eligible for to helping them get started on the claims process, as well as providing advice on housing options and social care. 

Find out more about Op STERLING

Welfare Rights Unit

Leeds City Council's Welfare Rights Unit can:

  • give you free, confidential, impartial advice and support on a whole range of welfare benefits
  • help you to complete claim forms over the phone
  • forms we complete will be posted to you to sign, check and forward to the right department
  • offer guidance and support when making appeals
  • check your benefit entitlement and give guidance on using benefit systems

Find out more about Welfare Rights Unit

The Leeds Money Information Centre

Leeds MIC provides free, confidential and impartial help and advice on a range of money related matters such as debt, money, energy and utilities.  They can also provide one to one tailored support via digital, telephone and face to face appointments. 

Find out more about Leeds MIC

Money Buddies

Money Buddies offer FREE impartial independent debt advice, budgeting support, letter writing, energy bill saving, income maximisation services and much more. Money Buddies don’t judge, tell or charge.

Find out more about Money Buddies

Leeds Credit Union

Leeds Credit Union is a not for profit credit union, offering its members access to savings, affordable loans and budgeting services.

Find out more about Leeds Credit Union


You can also find some general information about money matters in the city and where you can obtain support on Leeds Directory. You can view the information we hold by clicking on the icons below. 

Last updated: 10/12/2023
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