Help with benefits
We can help with general benefits advice for people with disabilities.
Every year millions of pounds of welfare benefits are not claimed.
We helped disabled people in Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire claim over £1,000,000 in 2016/17.
Read what people have been saying about the disability benefits advice we provide:
“All very helpful with completing the PIP forms… and also the appeal forms and tribunal forms. Thanks to you I was successful”.
“Helpful and friendly”.
“We were helped to fill out the PIP form correctly first time and reduced our fears over getting it wrong”.
“Friendly and informative”.
“The benefits advisor that I saw was very helpful, and because of his help my husband was awarded Attendance Allowance”.
“Very informative and helpful”.
We can help with general benefits advice for people with disabilities and make appointments with the Benefits Advisors who can give more specific advice such as benefits checks and help with form filling:
- Carers allowance (CA)
- Disability Living Allowance (DLA) – for both children and adults
- Employment Support Allowance (ESA)
- Attendance allowance (AA)
- Personal Independence Payments (PIPs)
- Disability premiums Severe Disability Premium (SDP)
- Housing Benefit and council tax support
- Incapacity Benefit (IB)
- Tax Credits
- Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)
People with disabilities of any age including children who live in Bedford, Luton and Bedfordshire may receive this free advice.
Do you need to speak to a Benefits Advisor?
Please contact us if you have a question or wish to make an appointment to see one of our benefits advisors.
We are very grateful to NatWest for funding our benefits advice service and workshops.
Free Disability Benefits Workshops
We offer free Disability Benefits Workshops that are designed to help you negotiate your way through the rather in-depth and sometimes confusing forms.
In our benefit workshops you will have help and guidance to complete your PIP (personal independence payment) or AA (attendance allowance) claim form.
Improve your chances of a successful award.
You can book your place by calling the team on 01582 470970.
The workshops run most Mondays at The Disability Resource Centre with a maximum of 8 claimants in each session.
Venue: The Disability Resource Centre, Poynters House, Poynters Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 4TP
Please contact us for further details and to book a place on a workshop.
Please note that places must be booked in advance.
The following links may also be useful:
PIP Factsheet June 2013
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