Pension Changes

The Government is bringing forward the plan to increase the pension age. People who reach pension age between 2037-39 will be able to retire when they are 68. The government is doing this because the cost of pensions is getting much greater, because people are living...

Universal Credit – Reasonable Adjustments

As a disabled person, the Equality Act allows you certain reasonable adjustments to a service to overcome disabling barriers. The Equality Act does not trump other laws such as Benefits legislation, but you can ask for reasonable adjustments to be written into your...

PIP Mental Health & impairment Changes

Who will this affect? People who get PIP mobility component for overwhelming psychological distress if alone on journeys  – people who have anxiety attacks, social phobias, extreme stress outside the home This may include people with some mental health...

new state pension

The new pension system is being introduced for people who reach pensionable age on or after 6 April 2016 – that is a man born on or after 6 April 1951 or a woman born on or after 6 April 1953.   The pension maximum is £155.65 a week, but most people will...

ESA Self-help pack

We have put together an Employment and Support Allowance self-help pack, for people who need a little bit of help when appealing an Employment & Support Allowance decision, or preparing for or attending a tribunal. You can download it here>> The pack...
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