Wrexham Council Welfare Rights Unit Advice Line
Tel: 01978 298255
Monday – Thursday: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Friday: 9.00 am to 4.30 pm
The Welfare Rights Unit (WRU) provides advice and representation on all Welfare Benefits issues including Social Security and Tax Credit payments. This work helps individuals and the authority, which is committed to the promotion of Social Inclusion.
To be seen by a Welfare Rights Officer, a person needs to fit a certain criteria. Generally speaking this means that they have some form of prior contact or assistance from Social Services. Anyone, however, who lives or works in the Wrexham County Borough Council area can telephone the Unit’s Benefits Advice Line for advice and information. We aim to answer queries in a clear and helpful way within 24 hours. The telephone number for this (and all other enquiries) is 01978 298255. Lines open Monday – Thursday: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm, Friday: 9.00 am – 4.30 pm.
We now have a limited service based at the Councils Contact Centre, open to all members of the public in Wrexham; operating on an appointment-only basis. To make an appointment, contact us as above, via telephone or email or call in at the Contact Centre on Lord Street.
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