Getting help from a benefits adviser
You may be able to get free help from a benefits adviser. Benefits advisers can help you figure out what you’re entitled to, fill out claim forms and assist you if you’re claim has been refused.
Why get independent advice?
It’s a good idea to seek advice when you:
- are trying to find out what benefits you’re entitled to claim
- are claiming a benefit for the first time
- want to challenge a benefit decision you disagree with
How to get independent advice
Disability Rights UK has a factsheet that lists several ways to find a local independent advice centre.
If you have a specific health condition or disability there may be a charity with a dedicated benefits advice service. Disability Rights UK’s members list is a useful place to find out if there’s one that can help.
There are websites where you can get free information, like Citizens Advice . When looking for benefits information, beware of information that’s out of date and be careful before paying for any information services.
How to find out what you’re entitled to claim
Benefit calculators are a quick and easy way to figure out what you’re entitled to. You may want to try:
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