bereavement payment

Bereavement Support Payment

Bereavement Support Payment comes into effect in April 2017 This is a single benefit which replaces Widowed Parent’s Allowance, Bereavement Allowance and Bereavement Payment, for new claimants. The new bereavement […]

DWP Targets for mandatory reconsideration

Mandatory Reconsideration & Appeal

May 23, 2017

There is a target for rejecting Mandatory Reconsiderations When I first read the recent Department of Work and Pensions’ (DWP’s) response to a Freedom of Information request on disability benefit […]

Cuts to PIP mobility

PIP & ESA appeals success

Growth in the success rate for benefit appeals Nearly two-thirds of appeals over PIP decisions are successful at tribunal According to statistics from the Tribunal Service, the success rate for […]

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Carer’s Credit

Carer’s Credit is an important benefit for any carer, as it helps fill gaps in the National Insurance record which come about when caring responsibilities prevent full-time work. It has […]

Universal Credit

The principle behind Universal Credit is that the benefit system is simplified, and a person should always be better off working than receiving benefits. To this end, Universal Credit is […]

Benefits Cap

Following a pilot scheme in four London boroughs started in April 2013, other local councils have now introduced this limit on benefits. It means that the amount of benefits you […]

Direct Payments

What are Direct Payments? Who gets them? How can they be used? What are Direct Payments? Direct Payments are money paid by the Local Authority to a person who has […]

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Winter Fuel Payment

Winter fuel payment is a tax-free sum of between £100 and £300 to help older people with heating costs. You could be eligible to receive this payment if you live […]