Managing your money and benefits advice

We know that many Barnet residents are struggling with finances as a result of COVID-19. While we do not know exactly what is to come over the coming months, the information on this page offers guidance and support to help you keep going.

NHS test and trace self-isolation support payment

If you have been told to self-isolate and need financial help, you can apply for the self-isolation support payment.

Benefits and grants

If you are out of work and struggling during this challenging time, we offer a range of benefits and grants support to help.

Advice for claiming benefits due to COVID-19

Council Tax

You can apply for Council Tax Support to reduce the amount you are paying, if you are on a low income or claiming benefits. You may even be able to pay your council tax in 12 instalments rather than 10. Help with your Council Tax

Family services

If COVID-19 has affected your employment and you’re struggling to support your family. Our Family Services team offers a range of benefits and financial support for families


Housing Options provide a variety of benefits and money advice, if you are struggling with your finances and need short-term support. Housing options advice

Financial advice


BOOST offers housing support, financial and benefit advice, and training opportunities. BOOST support, advice and training

Citizens Advice Barnet

Citizens Advice Barnet offer free and impartial advice on benefits, money and housing and can assess your situation

Money Advice Service

Money Advice Service is an independent service set up by the government to help you make the most of your money.