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Self-help – Welfare Benefits

The benefits system is enormously complex and confusing. Due to welfare reform there have been significant restrictions and changes to entitlement and more to come in the future. Below you will find a range of resources to help you check your benefit entitlement, challenge decisions, appeals and the impact of welfare reform.

Resources

Benefits information and advice: http://www.acfa.org.uk/index.php/i-want-advice/benefits-advice

A-Z of benefits: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/

Benefits Factsheets: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/benefits-fact-sheets/

Benefits information (WRAMAS): http://www.bristol.gov.uk/page/financial-help-and-benefits/benefits-and-money-advice

Search for grants tool: http://grants-search.turn2us.org.uk/

Benefits and grants relevant to your situation: https://www.turn2us.org.uk/Your-Situation

Benefits Calculator: http://benefits-calculator.turn2us.org.uk/AboutYou

PIP factsheet (CPAG): http://www.cpag.org.uk/content/factsheet-personal-independence-payment

Universal Credit factsheet (CPAG): http://www.cpag.org.uk/universal-credit

Appeals and mandatory reconsideration: http://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/appeals-and-mandatory-reconsideration

Sanctions: http://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/sanctions

Benefit cap: http://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/benefits-cap

Welfare Reform – Future changes which may affect you: http://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/how-we-can-help/benefits-information/timetable-forthcoming-welfare-benefits-changes