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


    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