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83% of carers are worried about how they will manage their monthly expenses if living costs continue to rise (Carers UK). You can get help and support if you’re responsible for looking after someone who has a disability, is getting old or has become ill. This can range from practical help to make day-to-day life[…]

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Is Universal Credit for you? You can apply for Universal Credit if you are on a low income or unemployed – see Universal Credit website.   You will usually only be able to claim Universal Credit if you are aged 18 or over, but some people aged 16 or 17 can get it, depending on[…]

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  If you qualify for the guarantee element of Pension Credit or if you are on a low income, you may be eligible for a one-off payment of £140 under the Warm Home Discount Scheme if your supplier is part of the scheme. Check details here.   You can also get help from Citizens Advice[…]

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If you receive UNIVERSAL CREDIT, from 6th October the amount you’ll get will GO DOWN by £86.87 per month! This affects everyone claiming Universal Credit – there aren’t any exceptions. If you’re struggling to cope, go to our national site https://bit.ly/3EpGJ3o to find out whether you might be eligible for any other help. Or speak[…]

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Most people know it’s what you need if you are over 75 and want a free TV licence!   But if you’re over state pension age and on a low-income, Pension Credit can help to top up your income and help in other ways. You could get help with:   • Housing Benefit • Mortgage[…]

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Mistakes happen. For instance, people who have been receiving a disability benefit might suddenly find that it has been reduced or suspended and don’t understand why this has happened or how they can challenge it. Disability benefits – Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children, Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for those of working age and Attendance[…]

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Face-to-face disability benefit assessments returned last month in line with the easing of lockdown restrictions. 74% of Personal Independence Payment cases that go to tribunal see the original DWP decision overturned, and for Employment and Support Allowance it’s 67%. We can help you to complete disability benefit claim forms and also to challenge decisions you[…]

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Since the start of the pandemic, Citizens Advice has supported 3 people every minute with #UniversalCredit This means our advisers have seen first-hand just how critical the £20 a week uplift has been for millions – In yesterday’s budget, the chancellor said this would continue for another six months, but would then be withdrawn. Do[…]

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