If you are experiencing a change in circumstances that impacts on your income or are unclear about your entitlement to benefits and tax credits, our team can check that you are getting the financial support you're entitled to.
Not all benefits are means tested so even if you have savings or are comfortably meeting your outgoings, in situations such as ill-health, we may be able to identify benefits that you can claim.
In some cases, individuals who meet the means tested criteria are eligible for a one-off charitable payment through the RCN Foundation.
An outline of who is eligible and in what circumstances can be found by visiting our financial assistance guide.
For details of other charities that might be able to assist visit the Turn2us website
To facilitate a successful appointment it is essential that you have a clear and accurate knowledge of your monthly income and expenditure. Once you have booked your appointment with Lamplight, please complete the budget form.The budget form can be completed electronically and saved or printed out to complete by hand. If completing electronically, the form will calculate total income and expenditure for you. You can navigate from one cell to another by clicking into it with your cursor.
RCN members can book appointment by calling RCN Direct on 0345 772 6100.
If you are not an RCN member, please call 0345 772 6200.
Lines are open 8:30am - 8:30pm, 7 days a week.
8:30am - 8:30pm, 7 days a week
Students can also access the Lamplight Support Service, and in exceptional circumstances may be eligible for a grant; however, university welfare departments are often better placed to advise, so we recommend engaging with their services in the first instance.Find your students' union
Registered charity number: 1134606 (England and Wales) SC043663 (Scotland)