Extra Support and Measures

A range of Extra Support and Measures (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) are being put in place by the UK Government to help workers, benefit claimants and businesses affected by coronavirus. 

More information specific to claiming DWP benefits (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) 

People affected who are resident in the Western Isles area and who require additional information or support surrounding DWP benefit entitlement can contact Stornoway Jobcentreplus on 01851 743663 / 743664. 

Support is also available from the Comhairle for people who may be struggling to pay their council tax. If someone is on a low income and has capital less than £16,000 they could be eligible for Council Tax Reduction. Applications can be made using the Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction Claim Form (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) or by telephoning the Benefits team on 01851 622642 to request a form.