Welfare benefits: Help & information
Sources of information and advice.
Finding someone to help
- Agencies that will or may offer advice on benefits include
- Local authority welfare rights workers provide a service in many areas and may arrange advice sessions. Check your local authority's website or contact their 'One-Shop Shop'.
- Within Greater London, there is the Disability Law Service at www.dls.org.uk.
- DIAL member organisations around the country often offer advice or case work in welfare benefits - www.dialuk.info.
- The official Benefit Enquiry Line (link to Directgov) on 0800 882200 - or textphone 0800 243355 - provides general advice on benefits for people with disabilities (but has no access to your personal records).
Further resource: Factsheet: Getting advice (link to disabilityrightsuk.org).
Websites aimed at individuals
Websites with more detail - often aimed at advisers
For web links generally on stammering and employment see the Equality Act employment page and the links page.
- The Disability Alliance sells the excellent Disability Rights Handbook, which I use for this web page.
- Welfare benefits and tax credits handbook - Child Poverty Action group. Sometimes goes into more technical detail.
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