Help With Financial Problems
Our Money Advice Service
East Lothian Council Welfare Rights Team
East Lothian Council provides free, independent and confidential advice in all matters relating to benefits.
Tel: 0131 653 5230
Dealing with Debts
If you are having problems paying other bills or debts please seek help. There are various agencies who offer sympathetic, independent and confidential advice.
Citizens Advice Bureau
46 Court Street,
01620 824 471
141 High Street,
0131 653 2748
Money Advice Service (MAS)
MAS is a service which offers free, easy to use tools and impartial advice on a wide range of money matters.
Tel: 0300 500 5000
Shelter Housing Advice Centre
08445 152 400
6 Charlotte Street
0808 800 444
National Debt Line - Telephone 0808 808 4000
National Debtline has trained advisors who will help you. They can draw up repayment plans in order to get debt problems under control. Please don’t put off asking for help - with the right advice, most debt problems can be turned around and you can start to feel better.
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Digital Support for Universal Credit Claims
There is help available for tenants who have difficulty managing their Universal Credit claim on-line.