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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

Carer’s Benefits – Frequently Asked Questions


To coincide with Carers’ Week, this blog is specifically aimed at carer’s, without which our country’s NHS and care services would completely fall apart. We receive a lot of queries from carers about their benefit entitlement, especially when they are considering either going into work, giving up work or reducing their hours to fit with