Welfare Benefits Online

You can now apply for Housing and Council Tax benefits online or notify a change in circumstance:

Go to City of Edinburgh Council Housing and Council Tax Benefits Online

Use the Directgov Benefits Adviser to check which benefits you may be able to get:

Go to Benefits Adviser

Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is the name given to Housing Benefit for tenants of private rented accommodation:

Go to Local Housing Allowance information

Find out how much Local Housing Allowance you may be entitled to:

Go to LHA Direct

If you need help or advice contact your local advice agency for an appointment:

City-Wide Advice Services

Citizens Advice Edinburgh(CAB)

City wide service providing a wide range of general advice services.
Telephone to confirm appointment/drop-in times.

CABx are at:

Contact through one central number:  0131 510 5510

Edinburgh Central CAB
Gorgie/ Dalry


CEC Advice Shop
City wide service providing welfare rights and money advice. Telephone to confirm appointment/drop-in times and locations.

Tel: 0131 200 2360

East Edinburgh

Craigmillar Ability Network (CAN), 94 Niddrie Mains Road
Money, debt and welfare rights advice to residents of Craigmillar and greater Portobello area ONLY.
Tel: 0131 661 6677

North Edinburgh

Granton Information Centre, 134-138 West Granton Road
Money and debt advice service to residents of North Edinburgh.
Tel: 0131 552 0458

South Edinburgh

CHAI South Edinburgh, 40 Captains Road, EH17 8QF 
Welfare rights service for residents of South Edinburgh.
Tel: 0131 429 7249

South West Edinburgh

CHAI Advice, 555 Gorgie Road, EH11 3LE
Money advice and welfare rights service for residents of South West Edinburgh ONLY.
Tel: 0131 442 1009

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