Benefits

The Welfare Benefits Service provides free advice and assistance to all residents of Hammersmith and Fulham borough. The service is for all ages, including parents and carers of disabled children.

We provide advice and assistance, up to Tribunal level, on Tax Credits, most Dept. for Work & Pensions (DWP) benefits, and some local authority ones.

We can help maximise your income by providing a thorough benefit check.

If you are the carer or parent of a disabled child, and you need advice on Benefits and Tax Credits, please contact Doreen Taggart on 020 3080 0381 or Doreen.Taggart@actionondisability.org.uk

If you are a disabled adult, or carer, and you need advice on Tax Credits and Benefits, please contact Tom Kenny on 020 3080 0382 or Tom.Kenny@actionondisability.org.uk

Tom can also answer any questions you may have about the many changes brought about by the Welfare Reform Bill.

For more information on the Welfare Benefits Service click on our Welfare Benefits Service leaflet

 


Welfare Benefits Project Recent DWP PIP & Universal Credit Talks


AoD’s Welfare Benefits Project recently help 2 DWP (Department for Work & Pension) led talks on Universal Credit (UC) and Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Please find attached the following

Press Release: Catch 22 of benefit changes is now driving ill and disabled people deeper into poverty


The Government’s reforms of the benefits appeal system are causing unnecessary misery and distress for ill and disabled people, warns AoD. Catch 22 of benefit changes

Universal Credit


Download our factsheet to find out more about Universal Credit, how to apply and what to expect from the process, click on Read More and then the Universal Credit

The Benefit Cap


Download our factsheet to find out more about the Benefit Cap, how to apply and what to expect from the process, click on Read More and then the Benefit

Local Support Payment


Download our factsheet to find out more about the Local Support Payment, how to apply and what to expect from the process, click on Read More and then the

Personal Independence Payments


Download our factsheet to find out more about Personal Independence Payments, how to apply and what to expect from the process, click on Read More and then the Personal

Employment Support Allowance


Download our factsheet to find out more about ESA, how to apply and what to expect from the process, click on Read More and then the ESA Factsheet link. ESA

Bedroom Tax factsheet – What you need to know


For information about the Bedroom tax click on this link: The Bedroom Tax factsheet