Although we will do what we can to help over the telephone, it is often more appropriate for you to get a LOCAL help centre to assist you in filling in the forms when claiming for Disability Living Allowance or Attendance Allowance etc.
We can give general hints and tips on how to claim these, and other benefits but nothing beats having someone sit beside you while you fill one of these forms in.
The following are the Head Offices of a number of Organisation who should be able to help and if you call them they should be able to give you a local branch to where you live.
12th Floor New London Bridge House, 25 London Bridge Road, London, SE1 9ST
AdviceUK can provide details of your local advice agency.
Tel: 020 7407 4070
Web Site: www.adviceuk.org.uk
Freepost (SWB30375), Ashburton, Devon, TQ13 7ZZ.
Age Concern can provide you with details of a local Age Concern Branch.
Tel: 0800 00 99 66
Web Site: www.ageconcern.org.uk
Myddelton House,115-123 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9LZ.
Citizens’ Advice can provide details of local Citizens’ Advice Bureau.
Tel: 020 7833 2181
Web Site: www.citizensadvice.org.uk
Park Lodge, St Catherine’s Hospital, Tickhell Road. Balby, Doncaster. DN4
DIAL is a national network of disability information and advice services.They can provide a list of local DIAL groups in England and Wales.
Web Site: www.dialuk.org.uk
Duchess House, 18-19 Warren Street, London, W1T 5LR.
The Law Centres Federation can provide a list of local law centres in England and Wales.
Tel: 020 7387 8570
Universal House, 88-94 Wentworth Street, London, E1 7SA.
Tel: 020 7247 8776 (textphone also available)
Fax: 020 7247 8765
Rights Advice Line: 020 7247 8763 (textphone available).
This Organisation produces a variety of publications on specifically how to claim a benefit. It is worthwhile buying a copy of the one relating to the benefit you are trying to claim as these show the language and format needed for a successful claim. ALWAYS be prepared to APPEAL or even the next stage TRIBUNAL. At each of these stages get a copy of what basis you were turned down on in the first place.
Web Site: www.disabilityalliance.org