The welfare benefits system is complicated. For families of a disabled or vulnerable person, complex circumstances and time pressures collide to make the world of benefits particularly difficult.
We understand that navigating what benefits you and your family are entitled to, as well as putting together what is needed to make a successful claim, is not always straightforward.
But making sure you receive the right benefits for your child (and yourself) is vitally important as it can have an enormous impact on the care they receive. Benefits are also linked to decisions you may wish to make about the future, for example with certain benefits being a requirement of the child being a beneficiary of a Disabled Person’s Trust.
Having worked with hundreds of families where benefits have been a key issue and where advice people find online and ‘on the grapevine’ can be confusing and conflicting, we launched our benefits service to help provide straightforward, practical advice to help maximise your household income.
How we can help
Our team of benefits experts have a wealth of experience in the benefits system and have worked with hundreds of individuals and families to make sure the right benefits are in place.
We can help with benefits including Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Universal Credit, Carers Allowance, and others.
We can offer assistance in the following areas:
- Benefits ‘health check’ – ideal for families who aren’t sure what they are entitled to and how different benefits work together
- Helping you with a benefit claim – even if you understand what benefits you are entitled to receive, putting together a claim is a difficult process. Many people find the forms daunting and rarely easy to complete. How you present the information about your unique circumstances will have a direct impact on the success of your claim
- Appeals and challenging a claim decision – if a decision has been made which you do not feel is correct we can assess your claim and manage any appeal for you
Please contact us for more information about our benefits service and for a quote on the advice outlined above. Our benefit experts can meet with you in our Brighton Head Office and for those outside the Brighton area, we are able to offer telephone and Skype consultations.