Advice Group: Benefits

Benefit payment

Bereavement Support Payment

Bereavement Support Payment came 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 […]

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Mandatory Reconsideration & Appeal

Dec 18, 2017

Update on mandatory reconsideration targets Following pressure from the Work and Pensions Select Committee, the Department for Work and Pensions has announced that its target for upholding original PIP and […]

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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 […]

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Universal Credit

Universal Credit is intended to simplify the benefit system Universal Credit (UC) replaces six current working age benefits with one monthly payment. It does not cut off completely if you […]

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Benefit Cap

The Benefit Cap limits the amount you can receive Following a pilot scheme in four London boroughs started in April 2013, this limit on benefits is applied nationwide to people […]

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 […]