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Benefits advice

Read weekly blogs from benefits advisor Tom. Post questions, share experiences around financial support in the conversations, message Tom privately or book an online ‘live chat’ session.

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  • Hello I have just lost my mam due to cancer I was wondering if anyone can help me with some things I need to sort out e.g. debt 

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    Hello, Universal Credit (UC) doesn't change any of the ways help with health costs works in the four home nations of the UK. Health costs may wel...

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    Hello, This month is seeing the roll out of Universal Credit big time, with the number of areas covered by Full Service UC almost  doubling b...

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    Hello, Rumours of Universal Credit have for many of us had something of that "far away country, of which we know nothing" feel about them. But the...

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    Hello, Reading Sue's excellent blog on Family Support and Cancer - available here  - set me musing on just one small aspect of the support we...

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    Hello, For many the thought of sums causes a slight panic and traumas of double maths on a Tuesday afternoon. But in the Benefits Blog - availabl...

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    Hello, While those of us in the nations outside of England may wonder at the strange practise of Prescription charges , we still share the financi...

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    Hello, This blogging time, I bring you exciting news of a new partnership between Maggie's and Turn2Us and their new Response Fund. This fund is ...

  • Hi everyone, I am due to start 4 weeks of Radiotherapy and I will need to rely on public transport to get me there and back each day. Is there an...

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    Hello all, It's that time of year again when HMRC send you the annual tax credit renewals information. Another admin pain, especially if you are c...

  • I have recently been diagnosed with throat cancer. I have no idea how to go about getting financial help. I wouldn't even know where to start. My w...

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    Hello everyone, My colleague, Steph, the Benefits Advisor at Maggie's Newcastle, has just posted a really handy article -  Ten Top Tips for C...

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    Hello, Part Three of my mini-series on Means Tested Benefits and Tax Credits is now available here This looks at the help available with par...

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    Hello, Part Two of my mini-series on Means Tested Benefits and Tax Credits is now available here This is cooks tour of all the means tested bene...

  • My sister and I both have cancer and are undergoing treatment. Our mother is 88, lives independently at home but we are both her main carers. She h...

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    Hi everyone, I have just started a new mini series looking at the current means tested benefits and tax credits. Part 1 - available here - l...

  • My sister has just been diagnosed with aggressive MDS and has been told to retire on medical grounds - five and a half years before state retiremen...

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    Hello  In the last of my mini-series looking at changes on the horizon - available here - I catch up with the slowly rolling out big "welfare...

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    Hello Just a suggestion for anyone thinking of making a claim for :   - Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or   - U...

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    Hello, In a delayed second part of my mini series on New Years, and Mood and Benefits changes, I move on to look at the April changes ahead. &nbs...

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    Hello all,  Last Friday the Government decided to rush through some changes to the points system used in determining who is entitled to ...

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    Hello, New Years, are traditionally a time of review, determined resolutions, perhaps in my case atriumph of hope over expectation. But as your l...

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    Hello, You may have come across our Find out more about... series of short (2 sides of paper) introductions to key benefit topics. The ...

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    Hi all, You know how at the end of moving, emotional, eye opening TV programmes up pops the message "If you have been affected by the issues ...

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    Hello, I will be away with the elves and pixies over the next week or so. The staff cats may be away but our Centre remains open for the mice to p...

  • i am supporting my sister in law with terminal cancer, she has been offered a council bungalow as she cannot manage the stairs and i am trying to f...

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    Hello, At a recent "Talking Benefits, Financial Help and Cancer" support group session, we took a look at some of the possible grants and support ...

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    Hello, I have been passed details of a programme of free winter webinars on matters financial, that are being offered by a charity called St Berna...

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    Cancer can create many extra costs.  As part of our talkiing benefits series  you can join our  benefits advisor, Tom,  for a l...

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    Hello, This Monday - 7th November 2016 -  saw the introduction of new lower limits the  "Benefits Cap" But what is this cap and what mig...

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