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Welfare rights and guidance

As an RCN member, you can get expert advice and information on benefits, debt, housing and more.

Debt advice

If you are struggling with debt, the RCN's welfare rights and guidance service can provide advice and check that you are receiving all the benefits and tax credits available to you.

Our advisers can also help you identify realistic ways of increasing your income and reducing your expenditure, and help you deal with your creditors.

Completing a financial breakdown of your income, expenditure and debts before your appointment will help give the adviser an overview of your financial situation.

Housing problems

The welfare rights and guidance service can't offer you housing but can advise you when you are facing difficult housing decisions.

For example, we can offer advice on negotiating with your mortgage lender if you have, or are in danger of having, mortgage arrears because of a change in circumstances.

Make an appointment

To make an appointment with the service, please call RCN Direct on 0345 772 6100. Line are open between 8.30am and 8.30pm, 7 days a week.

Online guides

You can also view our advice guide on money, debt, hardship and bankruptcy and see our publication dealing with a drop in income.


We're here for you

To make an appointment with the service, please call RCN Direct on 0345 772 6100. (Open 8.30am to 8.30pm, 7 days a week.)

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