Benefits Advice Services

For information and advice on Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support please contact the Benefits and Revenues Customer Services Section either by telephone on 01773 841470 or by visiting us at the Town Hall Ripley. Our email address is

If you require help with general welfare benefits issues you could contact one of the following:-

  • Derbyshire County Council Welfare Rights
  • The Unemployed Workers' Centre
  • Citizens Advice Bureau

Derbyshire County Council Welfare Rights
- you can phone the Benefits Helpline on 01629 531535 Monday to Friday between 11.00am to 4.30pm or email on Please see the link to Derbyshire County Council's website for more details.

The Derbyshire Unemployed Workers' Centre - the main office is situated at Chesterfield. Their helpline telephone number is 01246 231441. Outreach offices are also run at the Alfreton, Heanor and Somercotes. Please see the link to Derbyshire Unemployed Workers' Center for more details.

Citizens Advice Bureau - the CAB service have an online service that provides independent advice on your rights and on the benefits that you can claim. The Derbyshire Dales, Amber Valley and Erewash CAB have several offices in Amber Valley.  More information can be found in the Citizens Advice Beureax section or see the related links.

Use our online benefits calculator to check your benefits entitlement.


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