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Eligibility You can get Attendance Allowance if you’re 65 or over and the following apply: you have a physical disability (including sensory disability, for example blindness), a mental disability (including learning difficulties), or both your disability is severe enough for you to need help caring…
Autism Berkshire's Benefits Service offers advice to individuals and families with autism living anywhere in Berkshire. Kevin Jackson, our qualified Benefits Adviser, has many years of experience working in the fields of benefits/access to work and autism.  He can help parents and carers of children…
Carer's Allowance is a benefit, administered by the Department for Works & Pensions for people aged over 16 who regularly spend at least 35 hours a week caring for a severely disabled person. The disabled person must be in receipt of Attendance Allowance or Disability…
All the information you should need to get the financial help you’re entitled to, as well as advice on getting a break from caring, going to work and much more. Call the Carers Direct helpline on 0300 123 1053 if you need help with your caring…
New Support Solutions is a local provider of Direct Payment & Brokerage services to people eligible for Local Authority Personal Budgets and private clients. Offering a holistic approach to meeting complex care and support needs that ensures people live independently in their own homes and…
We are disabled people leading change, working to create a society where everyone with lived experience of disability or health conditions can participate equally as full citizens. Has a good guide to disability benefits here.
There are two types of LPA: an LPA for financial decisions and an LPA for health and care decisions. The Alzheimer's Society and Age UK have excellent easy to understand information. Change your power of attorney or End your lasting power of attorney information from GOV.UK Ask…
When you reach State Pension age you no longer pay National Insurance contributions, but you don't automatically stop paying Income Tax. If your taxable income – including your State Pension – is more than your tax-free allowances you'll still have to pay tax. How do…
DWP has launched a new website with clear content and easy to follow navigation, to help people understand what Universal Credit means for them.  The site helps people find out what benefits they should be claiming, and provides more detail about how Universal Credit (UC)…
You could get £140 off your electricity bill for winter 2018 to 2019 under the Warm Home Discount Scheme. The money is not paid to you - it’s a one-off discount on your electricity bill, between September and March. You may be able to get…
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