On 8 March 2012 the Welfare Reform Act received Royal Assent.
The Act legislates for the biggest changes to the welfare system for over 60 years.
Find out more about the Welfare Reform Changes.
Council Tax Benefit has been abolished and has been replaced by the Council Tax Reduction scheme.
Find out more about your responsibility to notify changes in your circumstances and the ways you can report this to us.
Pension Credit is an entitlement for people aged 60 or over living in Great Britain.
You can dispute or appeal if you are unsure or unhappy about how your benefit has been calculated.
We offer a range of services, support and advice relating to financial issues.
Details on how to reach us via email, phone and post. Also find out where your nearest benefit office is.
If you are in receipt of Housing Benefit and struggling to pay your rent Aberdeenshire Council may be able to give you further financial assistance.