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As well as sharing experiences with our friendly online community, registered members are able to contact our experienced online team. The Centre is staffed during office hours and the online team aim to reply within 24 hours.

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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  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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    Hello, One of my colleagues - working in our West Londondon Centre - has passed on details of a charitable trust offering free Sim cards - includi...

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    Hello, I have recently updated a Benefits Blog about two of our favourite benefits  among Benefits Advisors - Attendance Allowance (AA)&...

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    Hello, Gentle readers of my magic roundabout inspired blog blog on Pension Credit - available here -may feel that the system can be almo...

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    Hello, Sometimes it helps to look at how that important but often underclaimed  Pension Credit works -and might apply to you -  by ...

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    Hello, In recent blogs focussing on older people I started by looking at how the biggest benefit of all Retirement Pension works and how there are...

  • I'm currently working but ongoing side effects of surgery and radiotherapy is making it impossible to continue. Although I was diagnosed six years ...

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    Hi all, Many people have been understandably anxious about how the referendum vote affects their status when residing in other EU countries. That ...

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    Hello all,  For those of us reaching pension age after 6th April 2016, there is a new simpler single tier State Pension to look forward to. ...

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    Am I entitled to any. Working at Raigmore on full pay at the moment and told that it will be extended to as much as a year. We do not drive so ev...

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    Elsewhere, Robyn posted a very handy note about prescription charges. I thought I'd do the equivalent of re-tweeting it here with an added comment....

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    Hello, The State Retirement Pension is the biggest single benefit - and one that is growing - in real terms - totalling £91.4 billion a year...

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    Hello, Over the next couple of weeks, I will be posting some blogs about the slightly different world of benefits in "pension age".   - In P...

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    Hello,  I don't if anyone caught the programme from Channel 4's highly respected Dispatches series documentary  on April 11th ? If not ...

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    Hello, The new financial year started on April 5th and it's traditionally a time in "benefitsland" to introduce a number of changes to the system ...

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    Hello, Or I should say "Switching from Disability Living Allowance to Personal Independence Payment - some frequently asked questions" :-) Follow...

  • Hi, I thought it might be useful to share a recent experience regarding some credit card debt - it may help others.  My mum was diagnos...

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    Hello, Well the furore over whether or not to change the Personal Independence Payment (PIP)points system is over and a shock resignation Ho...

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