Factsheet: Benefits & Welfare Rights

This factsheet is available in a downloadable PDF here. 


Table of Contents

Advice and Benefits
Who do I Contact for Help?
Additional Information

Midlothian Council – Advice and Benefits

From consumer advice to benefits, clothing grants to getting help at home, Midlothian Council offers a whole range of information on support available to you or your organisation either directly from the Council, or from a range of other organisations.


Who do I Contact for Help?

If you need help with your Council Tax or rent contact the Revenues Office:

  • 0131 271 3201 and ask to speak to a revenues officer
  • email: [email protected]
  • Midlothian Council, Buccleuch House, P.O. Box 12956, Dalkeith, EH22 1YB   

Visiting the Office at Dalkeith: Dalkeith office is open Mon, Tues & Thurs 9am – 5pm; Wed 10am – 5pm; Fri 9am – 3:30pm.

If you want to know about money that may be available to you through welfare benefits and charitable grants you can access Turn2us.

Turn2us helps people access the money available to them – through welfare benefits, grants and other financial help.

For more information on Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit in Midlothian please contact Midlothian Council online or email [email protected]*  or call 0131 270 7500.

Additional Information

Edinburgh Council have created a range of factsheets on issues related to Benefits and Mental Health – please note for up to date information on these benefit issues in Midlothian please  contact Midlothian Council online or email [email protected]*  or call 0131 270 7500. 

If you are from one of the eight countries known as the accession countries (Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia) and have arrived in the UK since May 2004, the  EU8 factsheet can help you. It provides advice on your rights to live and work in the UK, and on some of the problems you might have. 

Please Note:
Welfare and Benefit information can change regularly, so please contact the specific organisations for advice and confirmation.

Related Services

Below are links to Services in the Edspace database that may be of interest:

External websites related to Benefits & Welfare Rights

These web sites may be useful. Please note that we are not responsible for external sites; if you find any broken links or inappropriate content please report it to the site administrators using the feedback page.

  • Support in mind Scotland
    Support in Mind Scotland works to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of people affected by serious mental illness. This includes those who are family members, carers and supporters.
  • Midlothian Council

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