View updates on coronavirus (COVID-19) and council services. A postcode checker has been launched to make it easy to find out what the COVID protection level is where you live. If you are affected and need assistance, please visit Grampian Coronavirus (COVID-19) Assistance Hub.

Financial hardship during coronavirus

We appreciate that a number of residents will find themselves in a very different financial position than they may be used to. We will respond to individual cases regarding financial hardship on a case by case basis.

Help with paying your bills

If you are struggling to pay any of the debts owed to Aberdeenshire Council (like Council Tax) please speak to us on 03456 08 12 01. We will make arrangements for a payment plan, based on what you can afford.

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a payment to help with your living costs, including housing costs.  You may be able to get it if you’re on a low income or out of work. 

Find out how to apply for Universal Credit.

Council Tax reduction

Council Tax Reduction may be claimed in addition to your Universal Credit to help reduce your Council Tax bill.  

Find out how to apply for Council Tax Reduction.

Scottish Welfare fund

You may also be considered for the grants from the Scottish Welfare Fund.

Business support

There is a separate guidance and support available for businesses.