Autism Berkshire Benefits Service

Autism Berkshire's Benefits Service offers advice to individuals and families living with autism 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 autistic children and autistic adults to understand eligibility for benefits and assist with completing application forms for benefits, including:

Universal Credit; Employment & Support Allowance; Carer's Allowance, Disability Living Allowance (DLA), and Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

Assistance from our Benefits Service is linked to attendance at our Understanding Your Rights workshops.

Attendees at these workshops will then be entitled to a free one-to-one advice session, to help them complete relevant application forms.

Anyone who wants urgent or repeated support not linked to workshop attendance will be charged a one-off fee of £40 for either a daytime appointment on Mondays at our office at 40 Caversham Road, in Reading town centre, or an evening appointment (subject to availability).

Ongoing support, if required, will also be provided by appointment for a fee of £40. This includes support at Jobcentre meetings and benefits assessments and representation at appeal tribunals.

Representing people at benefit assessment hearings and appeal tribunals is subject to a £40 non-refundable charge.

Support is also available to people with related conditions, including severe dyslexia, dyspraxia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Advice and representation on benefit claims related to these conditions is subject to a £60 non-refundable charge.

For more information about the Benefits Service and service and our workshops, click here, call Kevin Jackson or Autism Berkshire’s administrator, Georgie Mitchell, on 01189 594 594 or email

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kevin Jackson
Contact Position
Benefits Adviser
01189 594 594
Autism Berkshire

Where to go

Autism Berkshire office
40, Caversham Road

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Time of day
Session Information
Kevin Jackson is available for appointments all day on Mondays. Evening appointments are available for a charge of £40.

Other Details


Age Ranges
Referral required

Local Offer

Contact Telephone
01189 594 594
Contact Email
SEN Provision Type
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Local Offer Age Bands
0 to 1
1 to 4
5 to 7
7 to 11
12 to 14
15 to 16
16 to 18
19 plus

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