Our Welfare Rights Advice Service supports those in East Anglia who need help with benefit forms, mandatory reconsideration, representation at tribunal, and general benefits advice. Click here for more information.

If you are outside of the East Anglian region you may benefit from the following services...



The GOV website provides information and guidance on all types of benefits and financial support. You can use it to check your eligibility and how to claim for benefits.

Click here to visit website.

Disability Service Centre

Get advice or information about a claim you’ve already made for Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance or Personal Independence Payment.

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Disability Rights UK

Disability Rights UK offers factsheets relating to benefits, education, equality, hate crime, independent living and personal budget. They also have a Disabled Students Helpline.

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Turn 2 Us

Their Find an Adviser tool allows you to search for sources of information and advice on benefits, housing, jobs, legal issues and other practical help.

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Money Helper

Money Helper provides free and impartial financial advice. Their website offers guidance on general money matters, benefits and debt.

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Tax Aid

Tax Aid supports anyone with a tax problem that cannot be resolved by the HMRC. The charity helps people on low incomes to understand the tax system, how to pay the right amount of tax and resolve crises when things go wrong.

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Cerebra provides a step-by-step guide for filling out a DLA form. It also offers advice on how to appeal if you are unhappy with the decision.

Click here to visit website and get a free guide.

Independent Age

Provides information on how to get a blue badge. Their website also contains information guides that cover a range of subjects, such as money, health, care and housing.

Click here for more information.


SEND The Right Message

Offers free benefits support for families with a Southend postcode that has a child or young person with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND). You can still apply for support if you are outside of the area, but there is a charge of £25.

Click here to visit website.

Families in Focus

Their Family Support Advisers can assist you in obtaining disability benefits as well as preparation and support with appeals and tribunals.

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DIAL South Essex

DIAL can help you find out your entitlement to welfare benefits and complete application forms.  

Click here to visit website.