ABS has commissioned a pool of specialist Welfare Benefits Advisors, based across the UK, who can help check whether you are entitled to claim a range of benefits and, if necessary, help you make claim. As well as helping with new claims the advisors can provide hands on support if you are experiencing problems with a current benefit claim or are being reassessed for a claim. ABS is pleased to be able to fund this service on your behalf.
Our Welfare Benefits Advisors
Our Welfare Benefits advisors are experienced with the regulations, legislations, and how the benefits agency works which gives you the best chance of a successful claim, while reducing the anxiety and worry of dealing with an unfamiliar, and at times, confusing system.
One you have been referred they will work directly with you to assess your individual situation helping you to:
- Ensure you are claiming all benefits you are entitled to
- Complete a new or existing claim or appeal for you or a dependant of yours.
It is useful to know that being awarded a benefit may or may not affect your grant from ABS. Income relating to health and disabilities, which are not means tested, is currently disregarded by ABS when we calculate the level of your grant support.
Reasons for claiming benefits
There are many reasons you could be entitled to benefits e.g. you are sick or have a disability, you are caring for someone, you have been bereaved, you are pregnant or have recently had a baby. You could also be entitled to benefits whilst you are employed.
Apply for this support
If you think you would find it helpful to have support from a Welfare Benefit Advisor please contact your Welfare Officer, or the Welfare Team, who can arrange a referral.