Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and Personal Independent Payment (PIP) are crucial in covering the extra costs involved in living with a disability. For some just getting access to advice can be very difficult and there are many people in Uttlesford who do not claim these benefits, even though they may be entitled.
How we can help
Our Disability Benefits team offers continuity of care, confidentiality and time to talk. A one-to-one home visit from an experienced and understanding adviser can help with the stress of living with long-term conditions and take away some of the anxiety arising from changes to the benefit system. Help can be arranged for those who need support making applications or filling in complex forms. Our team can also advise on financial issues or care needs, such as purchasing aids and appliances, getting a blue badge, or lowering fuel bills.
“Knowledge has been key in me getting PIP. I didn’t have it but the lady from Uttlesford Citizens Advice certainly did and without her I am sure my application would have been unsuccessful.”
We regularly help with:
- Applications for Personal Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance and Disability Living Allowance
- Carer’s Allowance and other support
- Passported benefits such as the motability scheme
- Support planning
Information on eligibility for disability benefits, how to claim and how to challenge a decision.
For information about local services that can offer wider support and help with getting around, loneliness, handyman services go to Uttlesford Frontline.
Apply for a Blue Badge if you live in Essex
Apply for a Blue Badge if you live in Cambridgeshire
If you have Cancer
When you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with cancer, money might not be one of the first things you think about. You may find you have unexpected costs, for example you may need to pay for travel costs to the hospital.
Help is available if you are struggling to cope financially. The Macmillan Welfare Rights Service offers free confidential benefits advice to people affected by cancer, their families and carers.
We offer telephone appointments, face to face appointments and home visits to residents of Uttlesford and South Cambridgeshire. Please contact us for more information.