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Benefits advice workshops back online for autumn

Our Understanding Your Benefits Rights online benefits advice workshops are returning after a short summer break.

These workshops help parents and carers and autistic adults to understand their entitlement to benefits and how to make an application and the appeals process.

We strongly recommend that you get in touch with us and take part in a workshop before starting any application for benefits, to help increase the likelihood of a favourable decision from the Department for Work & Pensions.

The autumn series of workshops, which will all run online from 10am to 1pm on Mondays, cover the same topics as the face-to-face sessions that we normally hold at our office in Reading.

Places can be booked for the following benefits advice workshops:

  • September 28: For parents and carers of autistic children aged up to 15, looking at applying for Disability Living Allowance (DLA). Click here to register.
  • October 19: For autistic young people and adults aged 16+, and their parents and carers, looking at applying for Personal Independence Payment (PIP). Click here to register.
  • November 16: For autistic young people and adults aged 16+, and their parents and carers, looking at applying for Universal Credit and Employment & Support Allowance (ESA). Click here to register.
  • December 14: For parents and carers of autistic children aged up to 15, looking at applying for DLA. Click here to register.

Our benefits advisers are available to help with your enquiries about the benefits listed above and to provide individual advice about mandatory reconsiderations and appeals if initial applications are turned down.

They can also help with applications for Carer’s Allowance – the Government has relaxed some of the rules about this benefit during the coronavirus lockdown, so please contact us for advice about whether you may now be eligible to apply.

To contact our Benefits Service, email benefits@autismberkshire.org.uk or call 01189 594 594 (option 2) and leave a message, including your contact details. One of our advisers will get in touch to discuss how they can help.