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...


National

GOV.UK

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.


GOV.UK Appointeeship

Information on becoming an appointee for someone claiming 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.

Click here to visit website.


Benefits and Work

Provides guides, information and advice on a range of benefit claims including PIP, DLA, UC, ESA and more. As well as a benefits calculator and eligibility checker.

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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.

Click here to visit website.


Money Helper

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

Click here to visit website.


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

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.


Possibility People 

Can provide information and guidance on welfare rights benefits and allowances, as well as support you in appeals and tribunals.

Click here to visit website.


CAP UK 

If you need help with money, whether that's help to get out of debt, find a job or gain vital life skills, Christians Against Poverty provides a range of free services across the UK through local churches.

Click here to visit website.


Essex

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.  

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Essex Gov Emergency Food & Housing 

Offers advice on emergency food and clothing, as well as emergency funds and crisis loans.

Click here to visit website.


Nucleus

Nucleus offers free benefits, debt, housing and employment law advice. 

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Trussell Trust 

Foodbank which provides a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK.

Click here to visit website.


Norfolk

Norfolk Community Law Service 

Provide an advice and advocacy service for clients with welfare rights issues once they reach the appeal or tribunal stage. They are able to help with all types of benefits.

Click here to visit website.


Norfolk County Council 

If you receive a social care package from NCC or are a care leaver, you can contact their Welfare Rights Unit for benefits advice. They offer free specialist help and advice over the phone, or face-to-face in your own home if you prefer.

Click here to visit website.


Sussex

Amaze

If you want to make a claim for Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment for a child or young person, Amaze can offer you advice and sometimes practical support, depending on where you live. They also provide training and workshops on a range of topics, claiming benefits.

Click here to visit website.