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Appealing Benefit Decisions

Mar 9, 2021 | Benefits, Disability, Family

Appealing Benefit Decisions. Quite often, people are denied disability benefits, or any benefits for that matter, which they are in fact entitled to and they are unaware of the fact that you can actually appeal these decisions.

Here is some information on appealing the benefits, in particular those noted below.

 

PIP – Personal Independence Payment 

Follow the link in the title for more information on this type of benefit.

PIP is extra money to help you with everyday life if you have an illness, disability, or mental health condition. You can get it on top of ESA or other benefits. Your income, savings, and whether you’re working or not don’t affect your eligibility.

DLA – Disability Living Allowance (click link for more Benefit information)

Follow the link in the title for more information on this type of benefit.

DLA is extra money to help with everyday life if you have a child under 16 who’s disabled or has a health condition.

 

AA – Attendance Allowance 

Follow the link in the title for more information on this type of benefit.

AA is extra money to help with your care needs. If you’ve reached pension age and you have an illness or disability, you should be able to claim.

ESA – Employment and Support Allowance via ESA50 or UC50 form.

Follow the link in the title for more information on this type of benefit.

You might be able to get ESA if you have difficulty working because you’re sick or disabled. This is called having ‘limited capability for work’.

 

Appealing Benefit Decisions

So as we said at the beginning, if you have applied for any of the above benefits but have been turned down, we can help. Our Advisers can either help appeal the decision or help you understand the reason for the refusal.

It can be confusing and there are strict time frames to adhere to when it comes to appealing these decisions and often you will need expert help to appeal successfully. This is why we recommend contacting us as soon as possible if you believe your refusal was unfair.

 

If you need support, please contact us. You will be referred to our benefits experts to discuss your claim and the merits of making an appeal. We can also offer assistance in preparing cases and may be able to be on the line during a telephone hearing.