Borders Macmillan Welfare Benefits Partnership

Offer specialist advice to people affected by cancer

Services provided

The service offers guidance and assistance to:           

  • apply for social security benefits and tax credits           
  • issues with benefits claims such as overpayments           
  • appeal against benefits decisions including representation at appeal tribunals, accessing charitable grants           
  • referrals to appropriate council services           
  • applying for transport concessions such as blue badge           
  • signposting and referral for advice on consumer, housing and employment issues

Referrals can be made by health care and social care professionals, other service providers and agencies, family members, carers, the patient. Referrals can be made by phone, fax, email, letter or referral form.

Catchment area:

Scottish Borders

Opening times:

Monday to Thursday 8.45 am. to 5 pm. and Friday 8.45 a.m. to 3.45 pm

Address

Welfare Benefits Service
Scottish Borders Council
Paton Street
Galashiels
TD1 3AS

Phone: 01896 661 394
Website: https://www.macmillan.org.uk/in-your-area/local-dashboard/detail/Benefit advice services/8268/Borders-Macmillan-Welfare-Benefits-Partnership?proximity=0.74 miles from you
Email: wbs@scotborders.gcsx.gov.uk

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