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Welfare Benefits

We can help with general benefits advice for people with disabilities.

Every year millions of pounds of welfare benefits are not claimed, the Information Service can help with general benefits advice for people with disabilities and make appointments to 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?

Benefit advisors are available only by appointment.  Appointments are arranged by the information staff who can be contacted on 01582 470970 (Mon – Thur 9 – 5, Fri 9 – 4.45) or by email on information@drcbeds.org.uk

The Disability Benefits workshops

The Disability Benefits workshops 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 and improve your chances of a successful award. You can book your place by calling the DAS team on 01582 470970. The workshops run most Mondays at the DRC with a maximum of 8 claimants in each session

Venue: The Disability Resource Centre, Poynters House, Poynters Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 4TP

To book a place on a workshop:

Please call the DAS team on 01582 470970 to book your place – please note that places must be booked in advance.

For any further details please contact our team.

The following links may also be useful

** https://www.gov.uk/benefits-adviser

** PIP Factsheet June 2013

http://www.entitledto.co.uk/

http://benefits-calculator.turn2us.org.uk/AboutYou

 

 

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