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Disability Living Allowance for children with Autism


In this blog, we are going to look at Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children (aged under 16) who have autism or autistic spectrum disorder. DLA is the only benefit specifically available to children with autism. However, once DLA is in payment, it may mean that their parent/carer can claim Carer’s Allowance in respect of

PIP in the time of Coronavirus


Many of the people we help at Renaissance Legal are either trying to claim Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or are trying to challenge unsuccessful claims they have already made. Coronavirus has brought changes to all our lives. It has also brought a number of changes to the world of PIP. This blog brings you up

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Benefits


So much has changed in the world of benefits since March, and it’s been extraordinary to see how fast the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) can adapt its systems to cope with these challenging times. The purpose of this short blog is to give you a summary of the main Coronavirus-related benefit changes, and

Attendance Allowance for those aged over pension age


Attendance Allowance is a benefit for people who have reached state pension age and have a disability or long-term health problem, which means they need help with their personal care needs. It is a non-means-tested benefit, so it does not matter how much other income or savings you have. Note that people with a disability