Personal Independence Payment - Do I need to speak to a welfare rights adviser?
Do I need to speak to a welfare rights adviser?
The welfare benefits system is complicated. Speak to a welfare rights adviser if you need help to claim benefits.
Different welfare rights organisations offer different services. Some help with the following things.
- Filling out a form
- Helping you with the appeal process
- Representation at tribunals
- Explaining what other benefits you may be able to claim
- Giving general information about benefits
Citizens Advice has welfare rights advisors. You may also be able to find local welfare rights advisor through Turn2us or your local authority.
Legal Aid is not available for help with benefits claims unless you need to appeal to an Upper Tribunal. You can appeal to the Upper Tribunal if you think that a legal mistake has been made. For example if you think that the process has not been followed correctly.
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