In the financial year 2021/2022 we dealt with 3,170 new benefit clients and generated over £6.1 million in income for residents of the Falkirk Council area.

Our advisers also supported 61 people at appeal tribunal and helped secure a positive outcome in 54 (88%) of these.

Financial gain by type and ward

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Falkirk Council - Corporate Appointee

Benefit claimed Financial gain
Personal Independence Payment - Both £26,001.55
Other £49.00
Retirement Pension £9,339.20
Total £35,389.75

Bo'ness and Blackness

Benefit claimed Financial gain
Attendance allowance £26,953.60
Best Start Grant - Pregnancy & Baby £600.00
Carer's Allowance £13,631.40
Carers Allowance Supplement £693.00
Charging for Non-residential Care £19,607.84
Charitable Grant £49.00
Child Benefit £1,094.60
Child Disability Payment £1,271.40
Community Care Grant (SWF) £323.09
Council Tax Reduction £5,792.97
Crisis Grant (SWF) £100.00
Discretionary Housing Payment £5,349.42
DLA - Both £27,146.10
ESA (Contribution Based) £8,018.80
ESA (Income Based) £18,837.63
Food Bank £580.00
Guaranteed Pension Credit £23,433.25
Housing Benefit / Local Housing Allowance £18,448.48
Jobseeker's Allowance (Contribution-based) £3,884.40
Other £1,274.25
Personal Independence Payment - Both £265,406.75
Retirement Pension £7,280.00
Savings Pension Credit £460.72
School Clothing Grant £120.00
Scottish Child Payment £640.00
Universal Credit £75,937.61
Young Carers £616.30
Total £527,550.61

Bonnybridge and Larbert

Benefit claimed Financial gain
Attendance allowance £73,927.20
Best Start Grant - Pregnancy & Baby £1,509.00
Carer's Allowance £8,651.52
Charging for Non-residential Care £2,858.32
Charitable Grant £2,006.94
Child Benefit £4,605.20
Council Tax Reduction £2,560.06
Discretionary Housing Payment £1,181.88
DLA - Both £25,198.86
ESA (Contribution Based) £6,612.60
ESA (Income Based) £9,432.80
Food Bank £280.00
Guaranteed Pension Credit £22,484.49
Housing Benefit / Local Housing Allowance £7,880.60
Income Support £12,545.59
Other £10,811.20
Personal Independence Payment - Both £224,663.23
Savings Pension Credit £1,769.04
School Clothing Grant £290.00
Scottish Child Payment £1,040.00
Universal Credit £153,394.38
Total £573,702.91

Carse, Kinnaird and Tryst

Benefit Claimed Financial gain
Attendance allowance £42,895.80
Best Start Grant - Pregnancy & Baby £606.00
Best Start Grant - School Age £252.50
Carer's Allowance £4,005.22
Charging for Non-residential Care £5,347.46
Child Benefit £1,501.65
Council Tax Reduction £2,692.06
Crisis Grant (SWF) £50.00
Discretionary Housing Payment £440.44
DLA - Both £25,401.70
ESA (Contribution Based) £9,877.60
ESA (Income Based) £15,671.50
Food Bank £160.00
Guaranteed Pension Credit £18,574.95
Hardship Payment £120.00
Housing Benefit / Local Housing Allowance £7,174.79
Other £4,988.20
Personal Independence Payment - Both £201,232.88
Retirement Pension £9,339.20
Savings Pension Credit £1,083.99
Universal Credit £32,370.74
Warm Home Discount £140.00
Total £383,926.68

Denny and Banknock

Benefit claimed Financial gain
[Not Specified] £200.00
Attendance allowance £52,456.00
Best Start Grant - Early Learning £250.00
Carer's Allowance £7,802.00
Charging for Non-residential Care £19,628.23
Charitable Grant £83.00
Child Benefit £3,192.40
Child Winter Heating Assistance £ 202.00
Community Care Grant (SWF) £1,238.65
Council Tax Reduction £10,443.44
Crisis Grant (SWF) £235.00
Discretionary Housing Payment £11,620.32
DLA - Both £15,150.50
ESA (Income Based) £27,482.00
Food Bank £200.00
Funeral Payment £1,900.00
Guaranteed Pension Credit £19,162.78
Hardship Payment £28.00
Housing Benefit / Local Housing Allowance £22,814.35
Other £1,570.34
Personal Independence Payment - Both £303,986.84
Universal Credit £107,956.29
Total £607,602.14

Falkirk North

Benefit claimed Financial gain
Attendance allowance £40,048.40
Best Start Grant - Pregnancy & Baby £600.00
Carer's Allowance £16,275.15
Charging for Non-residential Care £27,095.04
Charitable Grant £2,966.00
Child Benefit £1,661.40
Child Tax Credit £4,879.56
Community Care Grant (SWF) £300.00
Council Tax Reduction £24,862.29
Crisis Grant (SWF) £425.00
Discretionary Housing Payment £10,476.89
DLA - Both £68,213.48
ESA (Contribution Based) £23,402.30
ESA (Income Based) £66,804.98
Food Bank £720.00
Funeral Payment £1,770.00
Guaranteed Pension Credit £37,960.19
Housing Benefit / Local Housing Allowance £52,886.36
Other £8,250.50
Personal Independence Payment - Both £442,290.57
Retirement Pension £9,339.20
Savings Pension Credit £1,522.04
Scottish Child Payment £2,300.00
Universal Credit £244,118.52
Working Tax Credit £4,937.64
Total £1,094,105.51

Falkirk South

Benefit claimed Financial gain
Attendance allowance £83,411.85
Best Start Grant - Early Learning £740.00
Best Start Grant - Foods £1,872.00
Best Start Grant - Pregnancy & Baby £900.00
Carer's Allowance £16,164.78
Carers Allowance Supplement £460.20
Charging for Non-residential Care £37,116.15
Charitable Grant £2,287.52
Child Benefit £5,950.70
Child Tax Credit £5,459.20
Council Tax Reduction £12,617.55
Crisis Grant (SWF) £420.00
Discretionary Housing Payment £10,243.38
DLA - Both £70,431.03
ESA (Contribution Based) £29,560.00
ESA (Income Based) £47,642.38
Food Bank £350.00
Funeral Payment £700.00
Guaranteed Pension Credit £12,786.29
Housing Benefit / Local Housing Allowance £24,056.17
Jobseeker's Allowance (Contribution-based) £120.00
Other £804.00
Personal Independence Payment - Both £294,318.38
Retirement Pension £25,165.60
Savings Pension Credit £5,743.22
School Clothing Grant £120.00
Scottish Child Payment £1,520.00
Universal Credit £97,190.54
Total £788,150.94

Grangemouth

Benefit claimed Financial gain
Attendance allowance £51,429.00
Best Start Grant - Pregnancy & Baby £2,071.00
Best Start Grant - School Age £252.50
Carer's Allowance £17,896.96
Charging for Non-residential Care £8,657.28
Charitable Grant £416.00
Child Benefit £14,504.20
Community Care Grant (SWF) £2,663.71
Council Tax Reduction £24,707.03
Crisis Grant (SWF) £120.00
Discretionary Housing Payment £6,309.68
DLA - Both £27,398.95
ESA (Contribution Based) £15,897.80
ESA (Income Based) £44,856.85
Food Bank £270.00
Guaranteed Pension Credit £28,182.04
Hardship Payment £28.00
Housing Benefit / Local Housing Allowance £25,815.48
Income Support £1,641.00
Other £2,328.32
Personal Independence Payment - Both £345,279.43
Personal Independence Payment - Daily Living £42,151.78
Retirement Pension £9,557.60
Scottish Child Payment £6,852.50
Universal Credit £143,698.83
Warm Home Discount £140.00
Total £823,125.94

Lower Braes

Benefit claimed Financial gain
Attendance allowance £26,852.40
Charging for Non-residential Care £298.48
Charitable Grant £120.00
Child Benefit £2,555.80
Community Care Grant (SWF) £152.31
Council Tax Reduction £5,380.36
Discretionary Housing Payment £2,729.96
DLA - Both £24,995.40
ESA (Contribution Based) £23,386.20
ESA (Income Based) £9,371.70
Food Bank £100.00
Funeral Payment £1,700.00
Guaranteed Pension Credit £19,370.66
Hardship Payment £49.00
Housing Benefit / Local Housing Allowance £11,881.74
Other £338.00
Personal Independence Payment - Both £196,558.81
Retirement Pension £356.72
Universal Credit £40,607.36
Total £366,804.90

Upper Braes

Benefit claimed Financial gain
Attendance allowance £40,656.00
Best Start Grant - Early Learning £250.00
Carer's Allowance £2,978.30
Charging for Non-residential Care £16,504.92
Charitable Grant £1,298.00
Child Benefit £1,417.05
Council Tax Reduction £5,972.31
Crisis Grant (SWF) £255.00
Discretionary Housing Payment £4,823.72
DLA - Both £27,569.90
DLA - Care £10,906.10
ESA (Contribution Based) £33,230.68
ESA (Income Based) £42,289.15
Food Bank £220.00
Guaranteed Pension Credit £16,370.92
Hardship Payment £49.00
Housing Benefit / Local Housing Allowance £11,428.04
Jobseeker's Allowance (Contribution-based) £383,240.00
Other £25,234.30
Personal Independence Payment - Both £200,114.22
Retirement Pension £11,552.00
Savings Pension Credit £1,950.56
Universal Credit £79,198.40
Warm Home Discount £280.00
Total £917,788.57

Total financial gain: £6,118,147.95