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The first step in dealing with your debts is to make sure you have as much money coming in as possible.
One of the main ways to do this is to check your entitlement to state benefits|, which are paid by the government or your local council. You can also apply for grants, make an insurance claim (if you have insurance) or draw from your pension (if possible).
We have more advice about maximising your income| in our financial planning section.
The other steps to help you to manage your debts are:
Content last reviewed: 1 May 2012
Next planned review: 2013
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Talk to a benefits adviser in your area, find out if you are eligible for benefits or grants or ask Macmillan about money worries.
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